Stumbled across Keith Stobie's blog today...  Time to start beating the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference drum! 

http://www.pnsqc.org/

http://spaces.msn.com/testmuse/blog/cns!FCF2D51D333DA1FD!197.entry

I'm not a big fan of most conferences (just give me the slides, please) but one thing I enjoy about this one in particular is the Northwest feel, that you can talk to anyone and people are being real just trying to share what their life is like and what's worked for them.