I see registration is up for the coming festival. This would be a great place for some of us mid-westerners here to meet in person.
Arthur Haines is going to be the Keynote speaker. Ellen Zachos, Leda Meredith, Sam Thayer, and others will be presenting.
If anyone is interested in meeting up during the weekend or extending the weekend a bit to share skills and get to know each other, let me know. Even if the cost might be prohibitive for some folks for the weekend, anything we did afterwards would be free.