@MarkDeFalco - Well you have to look at it from the companies point of view. If you have a MIX conference, who do you send? You send 2 or so front-end devs. Then you have a PDC, who do you send? A team lead, a senior dev, maybe even the senior front-end person.
BUILD 2013 is $2,000 for only 2 days of sessions...who do you send? And again, this conference is so small it will sell out in 3 days without the sessions even being partially known.
Too many people are being left out, and too many companies aren't able to send people if they can't see what the conference is about. And companies also lose out, because if I remember right, conferences like these can go towards a Gold partnership.