Have you guys heard about Chautauqua? It’s an annual 1-week event where you attend a series of workshops with some famous FIRE bloggers, like JLCollins. The reviews people write are always very positive, and I would find it a cool experience to spend a week with like-minded people, exchanging ideas about FIRE and plans after reaching it.
This year there will be 4 weeks to choose from, 2 near Birmingham, 2 near Porto. The problem is, the thing costs £2’300 for a shared room and £2’700 for a single room. They often get criticized for setting prices so high, yet they always fully sell out, so I guess you can’t blame them. I wonder what the money goes into.
To me this is quite a dissonance, the event attracts mustachians/bogleheads/younameit - people who have cash, but who are also frugal. And to look at it from a different perspective, a week with strangers for this price seems a bit risky. What are your thoughts? Have any of you participated, by chance?