I was invited to the Stanford University Conference on May 12th, but I can't go do to economic reasons. I applied for the grant, but today I received an email that said that I didn't get it. I still don't want to give up, and I will try to fund-raise-but there is so little time that I don't think I can raise it. Anyways, my question is the following: Is it really worth attending the conference? What will I miss? I know it's a great opportunity, and I really want go. It's just that I live in Texas and it would be really expensive for me to go. Also I am asking this because one of my family members has some money saved which could cover most of the trip, but I would feel bad because I know they need it as well. Can someone who has been through this or knows someone please give me information or advice? Thank you.