This will be my twentieth NGS conference. I have attended all the NGS conferences in the past twenty-one years except for the one held in 1995. It will be interesting to contrast this year's event against those of former years. This year's event should have 1,500 or more attendees as well as 100 or so vendors. Attendees are expected from all over the United States plus a few from Canada, and I know of one from England who plans to be there. Exhibitors likewise will be from all over the U.S. as well as from Canada, Ireland, and England.
As always, travel is high risk for an online junkie like myself. I will be traveling with several laptop computers, a wireless modem and a digital camera. I hope to post newsletter articles and perhaps a few pictures while at the event. However, the computer gods do not always smile favorably on such efforts. There certainly is a risk of no new articles being posted to this newsletter while I am in Kansas City. That could be a sign of technical difficulties or it might simply indicate that I am busy. Either way, I expect to have plenty to write about when I return.