I missed this event last year, so I'd love to be there this year. The following is from the official website.
"Beer-Con is a unique beer conference open to the public where attendees will get exclusive insider access to the world of craft beer. A line-up of industry pros from around the country has been assembled in order to bring you a full day of learning, sharing, and tasting of great craft brews!"
The cost is $149 for a 2 Day Pass (August 24 & 25) which includes brewery tours and the conference or $119 for a 1 Day Pass (August 25) for just the conference. Use the code "TapHunter" to save $20! Let's go!