I started my own personal campaign inside Microsoft to go to the PDC many months ago. It was close, but I finally got the OK to go at the last possible second before registration closed. Since I've only missed one PDC since the first in 1992, I'm psyched about this.
I'm not speaking , but I do expect to be a lab "proctor" at several of the Hands On Lab sessions related to the profiler we're shipping in Whidbey. I also expect that I'll be around at various Birds Of A Feather sesions.
The schedules are still being worked out, but I'll be around. Be sure to look for me!