To be honest I cannot afford to travel. I am pretty sure most people are in similar positions---whether it means they cannot afford the time or the money. I hope everyone who attends enjoys it though.
I had the same issue back when most of you guys met in Vegas ..
It seems to me that, as a decentralized ecosystem, we should focus on regional, maybe continental meetups ..
BitShares Europe -> Amsterdam
BitShares US -> Blackburg / Vegas
BitShares China -> Peking?
Anyway, I'd love to meet ALL of you guys at some time on future