I'm completely serious about an apug conference. I wouldn't want to organize it by myself, but would help with it. Maybe as an ongoing thing we could hold it here one year, then in Europe the next, or somthing like that. In 9 months from now the way we are growing, we coud have 4000 members.
It's been discussed a little before now and there was a favourable ripple amongst APUG. I personally would support it too. A conference would be a great way to 'consolidate' the membership a bit, enhance the loyalty and not to mention be a heck of a lot of fun.
Toronto is a great idea but might pose a problem for some of our exhibitors who are US distributors and may not be able to go into another country to promote their products. The exhibitors pay part o fthe overhead of the conference and we can not do without them.
Springfield, MA is another idea that has come up. Any thoughts?
Beinf selfish, any place near NYC. SO VF or Springfield of the places mentioned so far. The Catskills would also be a good location with maybe a connection with the Center for Photography in Woodstock. Easy to get to from any of the major airports in the NYC area.
I have contacted the Center in Woodstock to see if they would be interested in having the View Camera conference there. If not then Springfield is the leading candidate. The New Engand LF group has offered to help us.