Thanks for the info. I plan on hitting the ground running. I have a Pre-Con lecture from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, but there are other things going on that I would like to get involved with that day as well (labs, etc). I plan to arrive on Friday or Saturday to orient myself before the events begin. The Pre-Con I am after is 0 to DAX (I'm working on some BI reports), but that hacker one for sys admins is looking pretty good! Do you know if there will be a chance to do registration stuff before the Pre-Con sessions on Sunday? I hope the Pre-Con stuff is available on-line as well.