I was talking with a colleague today about going to a really cool design conference in February in Arizona (Phoenix, I think). It would be quite an expense, but we think it would really be worth it. Convincing the administration that it is worth spending the money might be a little more difficult, but we are both of the mind that it never hurts to ask! So, for some reason, in my head it came out like this. :)
I'll keep you updated as to whether we will be going. Wish us luck!