It is hard to get vacation of from my job, and I will be going to neither but I see that these conventions are scheduled for the same days in January. Is it always this way? Is there some rivalry between the organizations or is this an accidental scheduling conflict? Is there a Beesource corner at these conventions where posters from this forum can actually speak to each other? One day I would like to get to one of these and actually meet some of this forum's members. Would we be able to talk or would we have to sit side-by-side with laptops?