This conference has much to offer. A major focus of the conference will be increasing research skills in foreign countries. Of course, the Salt Palace is a five-minute walk from the Family History Library, the largest genealogy library in the world. This is a great opportunity to accomplish two goals on one trip: attend a national conference and also spend time in the Family History Library.
You can find more information or register online at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info.
Here's a hint: when the family asks what you want for Christmas this year, suggest a trip to the conference in Salt Lake City.