Wow! I never imagined that a conference program could be so thick! No wonder you are offered the option of paying to get it early. If I had walked in cold, I never would have known where, or how, to start. I am so excited by the many options. My kids (and their friends) think I’m weird for being so excited about reading a “catalog” and paying money to go, not on a vacation, but to a “teacher conference”. So now I have weeks to read and plan and see all that I have been missing out on all these years….