Me, I only really learn one way. That's to put a dumpster outside the darkroom door and fill it up. Those who know me know I'm a wee bit hard headed. Thick, OK, fair enough. That said, the workshops (or gatherings whatever pleases you) I've gone to have been about lasting friendships that are more valuable to me than any $$ spent. I have met the most enjoyable and positive people of my life in this hobby. Per and Aggie included!
Tonopah will be a blast. One problem I foresee is....well the studio is up a flight of narrow wooden stairs........and there's no handrail.......and if the wine flows while we're doing some evening portrait sessions.....maybe I'd better put some old tires down there to break the fall. See you there!