Part 2: Justifying the Cost for You to Attend UI18

There are likely two main pieces of information your boss needs to decide whether or not to send you to the User Interface 18 Conference in Boston, MA October 21-23. Costs and benefits. In this second post of our 2 part series, we’ll cover cost. Part 1 covers the benefits. There’s no way around it, conferences can be expensive. Your boss wants to know the total cost to attend and not just the registration fee. Breakdown of prices We summarize this information in a table at the bottom. Registration – The current price is $1,689. But if you use the promotion code BLOG you’ll get a $200 discount. The next price jump goes to $1,989 starting Friday, September 13. (The promo code BLOG will still be good.) Hotel arrangements – We’ve secured a special group rate of $269.00/night plus tax at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel hotel. This is the conference hotel, so by staying here, you’ll avoid daily transportation costs. There are other hotels in the surrounding area at lower prices. Explore additional options at Hotels.com or Orbitz.com. Be aware that hotel rooms booked on these sites may not refund you if you cancel. Also keep in mind that some of these hotels are not within walking distance. Flights – Flight cost varies depending on day of week, location, and number of stops. Flying out of a major hub typically gives you more airlines, times, and non-stop options. However, non-stop flights are often more expensive. Save yourself money by looking into flights that have a stop. If possible, look at flights that have you leaving on a Saturday....