One impression I forgot to mention. Next year the conference will be Sept 5-8 at the new, and still unfinished, Gaylord Rockies. My first thought is, 4 days? 4 days of full show, or 1 industry day, and 3 days of show? We will find out. As for the gaylord, i'm not optimistic. Gaylords are usually quite expensive. Looking at the cost of hotels nearby for that weekend, the costs are not as attractive as the hotels near the tech center Marriott. Also, the "local" hotels are almost 2 miles away. Quite a little walk. Sure, I, and many in this hobby, spend a lot on gear, but I hate spending it on hotels for conferences. Also, we will be stuck in the hotel for food, which will also be expensive. Plus, rumors are that the Gaylord will/may charge for parking. I'm just ranting. It's probable the new location will be better for the vendors and better for the acoustics. For out of towners, it's closer to the airport for those that fly in. I don't know how locals will feel as the hotel is out in the boonies. I just hope total price to attend doesn't skyrocket. rant over.