@bweissman: +1

Me too. Forgive me my ignorance but as a foreigner some places have lots more of appeal then others: Boston, New York, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, yes! I loved Seattle even more but their conference center falls short for Tech Ed... Las Vegas is nice too, but one can get an overload of conferences in Las Vegas... Places like Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, ... don't have the same attraction, but once more, I could be terribly wrong as I never visited these cities.