I'm considering going (on my own dime) to a medium sized conference in my industry. The focus of the conference is in line with my future career aspirations, including companies I'd like to work for some day.
However, I don't currently have the skills to even THINK about applying for any of those companies. This will cost approximately $1,200 of my family's hard earned dollars plus 2 days out of my (small) vacation pool.
Do you think the networking + learning opportunities are worth the cost?