Seems pretty neat. I was hoping it was something people could just show up that day/weekedn and meet others and have a fun day of back-country activities, but it appears to be focused on courses and education... which is great too, just not something I'd have the time to do.
The $10 apres ticket seems more like that. Maybe worth checking out once they post vendors. For Ice Fest Tuckerman Brewing is usually a sponsor and provides free beer.