The Postal Forum charges fees to attend. http://www.npf.org/pdfs/RegForm.pdf ~ downloadable ~ if you want to attend ~ shows $900 is the fee. Then you can also rent a hotel room ~ be sure to do that early ‘cause there’s never enough. This center has 7,000 parking spaces and it is anticipated the Postal Forum will use all of them ~ there’s a fee you get to pay for that. Adding in the advertising and additional fees on exhibitors, this thing could easily top $5 million ~ and the only USPS cost is to provide the computer based registration and ID system for attendees and send a couple of dozen ‘executives’ to the show. The rest are local postal people sidetracked for a couple of days to check IDs, set up presentation sites, etc.