There isn't a 2018 Instructurecon place for specifc discussion yet, but seeing that registation is now available I noticed that there was an option for a "Kid's Pass" for $150.
One thing that I really liked about Instructurecon is that it was family friendly, and that a lot of attendees would bring their kids to the conference and with them to activities. If they now need to purchase a pass in order to do this I'm concerned that the number of attendees bringing their kids/families is going to drop. I hope this doesn't turn into another conference where it's only the attendees and it's common to leave families at home, but it seems as though the changes the last few years are trending in that direction.
Hopefully it's just me worrying and this isn't the direction the conference is going, just wanted to voice my concern when first seeing this.