Q: Why does it cost money to attend Ocsoberfest?
A: Conferences and conventions are special events, not regular AA meetings. They require months of planning, preparations, and money to present. Since Ocsoberfest is held in a special location there are charges for the use of the facilities. Along with facilities charges, there are other expenses required to put on Ocsoberfest including speaker transportation and lodging, printing costs and postage. A large event requires a substantial amount of money. Since Ocsoberfest is self-supporting, the convention is paid through the registration fees. The ideal goal for the convention is to break even so it can continue in future years.