Thanks to everyone who explained why they're not going to General Assembly (you may still leave your reasons there) -- now I have a related question.
What would it take for you to go?
- how much could you, would you. might you spend to attend?
- how many people in your household, if anyone, apart from yourself would be willing, wanting to go?
- how long do you thing General Assembly should be?
- how far would you be willing to travel?
GA, because it so rarely has any real business to conduct, has to rely on other draws. Some people mention the workshops, but after a couple of years you've seen just about everything you're interested in (in my opinion). Ditto the exhibit hall. Also, I don't get the appeal of big name, big dollar speakers (but that's another issue).
Good and different worship, a sense of belonging, and access to a critical mass of other Unitarian Universalists seems to be the real reasons. Does this sound off base? And if so, shouldn't GA be radically revamped? And what does that say about the "meeting of congregations" dogma?