I will be graduating soon with my PhD in mathematics, but do not intend to pursue an academic career. I do, however want to continue to dabble and toy with the ideas I have invested so much to immerse myself in. I love the idea that I may come up with a result or two in my lifetime. But I just don't jive well with research pressures.
It is a faux pas to attend a conference independently, and just pay the registration fee myself?
It would seem that registration is open to anyone technically, but I have never enjoyed making a fool out of myself. I appreciate the clarification.