Bishop Tissier de Mallerais is the keynote speaker, that should be good. I get to meet him anyway later in October when he comes here.
I looked it up on my GPS and it said it would take just under 15 hours to get from here to Kansas City driving. I think it would be about 2 tanks of gas each way, plus one for driving around. If I can convince 3 people to go with me from my chapel then split it up $100 each for gas, $90 each for conference, then we need a hotel. I was shown a commercial on youtube of William Shatner promoting a site called Priceline for cheap hotel rates. Maybe I could use that to reduce costs aswell. Would it be better to negotiate right before the conference or well before?
If I can keep costs down to under $400 then it would be a great little vacation roadtrip.