There is another Bitcoin conference event in Chicago this July. It looks like it is going to be a big event, and similar to how Murch asked if any community members were considering attending the conference in Amsterdam, I am asking if any are considering this one?
Personally, I want to go. I live only a short plane ride away.
On a related note, I may request that SE reimburse me for the conference, unless a more qualified member is willing to go through the process.