SIPP is in a good spot right now as nobody wants to poo poo the idea of economic recovery.
SIPP ran a good conference, they deserve credit for it. Whether it was worth $100K is open to debate but they had a variety of sessions and the speakers and panels were generally good calibre. Aside from a bunch of meetings and sessions I am not sure how much practical came out of the event as SIPP themselves isn't really in a position to implement anything. As I have said all long, they do great power point's and you can add zoom meetings to that list.
Spanky, I think you've nailed it.
Surely the purpose of SIPP is not, "Lonely? Can't make a decision? Well, let's have a meeting!"
Good meetings and good speakers are not, we'd hope, the planned outcome. If they are, then $190,000 buys a lot of food, or fills a few potholes.