Never miss an opportunity to participate in a free or greatly subsidized reputable business weekend. These are the kinds of events where some entity picks up the tab so at some point over the weekend they can pitch their product or agenda. This is the price of your attendance and by all means, go. When it’s time for the pitch, listen out of integrity and respect for your hosts. But do not miss the people you will be with. You never know when you will come in contact with someone who will change your life arc for the better.
Who in your life have you come in contact with that after a weekend with them, changed the direction you were headed?