Are you a web developer and/or designer? March 18-20 in Las Vegas is Mix09 and you should go. I know what you are thinking. "Oh, I'd love to, but, yeah, right how do I justify a Vegas trip now?"
By the way, I may be able to help -- send me a DM via facebook or twitter telling me exactly why you want to go to Mix09 and I may be able to make that happen.