Save for the exception of Adobe MAX, which I haven’t missed since 2004 and looks to be great again in 2009, I have not been hitting nearly as many conferences for a couple years now. Plenty of local events in the PA, NJ, NY area, but more often than not, I’ve chosen to stay close to home and spend time with my family instead, mainly because my children will only be little once. I know others who have children the same age as mine (1 year old daughter and 3 year old son) and manage to hit all the conferences all over the world – I don’t know how you do it, but more power to you.
Considering that I haven’t been getting out as much, I am especially excited about attending Flash On Tap  in Boston, MA next week. I love Boston as a city, I first went for a visit to MacWorld back in 1993, and had a blast. Every time I’ve been back since, I’ve had a great time. Flash On Tap looks like its going to be a really fun conference and the beer tasting aspect and interesting location at the Boston Park Plaza Castle  not to mention the great lineup of speakers and friends of mine who will be attending, all add up to a great time. I don’t think its too late to pick up tickets  if you haven’t already and are maybe on the fence about going. Very excited to see how things turn out. Now I am off to get my train tickets and try to wrap up some projects (including putting together an entire backyard playground swing-set for the kids) before mid next week.
If you do show up – keep an eye out for the GREENMAN!