Over the years I have attended several and have been mostly satisfied until lately. I do not understand why they are paying political figures to be guest speakers. I do not attend these conferences to hear a politician. If I wanted to hear a politician then I would attend a political rally. I attend because I want to hear from someone who is in the real estate field, such as field asset companies, mortgage banks, real estate attorneys, etc. So, until conferences get back to real estate I will save my money!