You may not have realized it, but the lecturers you have been watching have all donated their time and talent for you. That’s right! CWRT Congress is not paying them an honorarium. So, perhaps that helps put this whole endeavor into perspective.
With the above in mind, we suggest that you register for a couple lectures, take notes and ask some pertinent questions. Then, tell your friends about your experience and buy a couple books. That way, its a win for the historian, a win for you and a win for your CWRT.