Really awesome to read that Pimax is opening up the M2 version to backers, I think it's really a great move by Pimax. It shows confidence in the product and backers can finally get the whole story and see for themselves if they like the HMD, no more secrecy, only honesty! I think that's what everybody wants at this point, so I really appreciate Pimax is doing this. Some testers might be disappointed that they won't have prime time stories anymore, but if so then they joined the closed beta for the wrong reasons anyway, so who cares.
On topic, I might be able to join in if the meeting is in West Europe or eastcoast USA, depending on the exact date. And as a bonus, I'm really forward to finally meeting Sweviver in person