One last thought on this.
At least back in the day when I seemed to make it to gatherings, the attendees represented the entire skill spectrum. Abilities ranged from relatively novice skiers (myself included) to industry pros. And groups split up accordingly. I'd imagine this is still at least somewhat the case.
The reason I bring this up is because the terrain in question in this thread is not stuff everyone is likely to want to attempt. Terrain and snow that really requires beacons, full kit, partners, etc. is a different kind of skiing than many are used to. While it is, IMO, within the reach of most who are interested - the decision to ski it should be an affirmative, happy, and informed one. One backed up by the acquisition of appropriate knowledge and gear. Not one made because of any sense of peer pressure or keeping up with a group or as a result of anyone else's expectations (perceived or real).
If getting the right gear and the training (in the broadest sense) to use it in the conditions it is required does not sing to you - just don't. There is plenty of other fine skiing out there - and the gathering should offer plenty of it. No one you'd want to ski with will think less of you for skipping the "beacon required" terrain.
I'm sure she'll correct me if I am mis-representing anything, but when TC says, "if you plan on skiing these areas then you will need to add a Beacon to your list. ", I'm pretty sure that was meant just as it reads - as in "if you plan"... And should not make anyone feel pressured to hit that terrain. Or in any way less inclined to go have fun at the gathering. I worry a bit that several of us immediately focused on a bunch of technology and protocol in a way that might have made some readers think doing this is a given or expected. If I did, it was certainly not my intent.