A regional get together is what Per does. A "WORKSHOP" is what Les McLean does. One is a camping trip of LF photographers that might include little short lectures about some aspect of photography of one of the people who shows up Those done either at lunch time or at night while drinking wine. The other is where Les takes the time to fully cover and go over a subject not for 45 minutes but for days. Even the field trip workshops that Les does are chocked full of information and hands on insturction And if lucky single malt in the evenings. Les does the kind of instruction that warrants a fee, and also manufacturer sponsorship. If Per is to get sponsorship from manufacturers and vendors, then all the regional groups should get the same monies given to them. None of the regional gatherings charge fees, nor do they call themselves workshops.