Why HAVEN'T you been to connections?
James posted a good thread of why you go but I couldn't respond because I have never been to any of those events. So I ask the opposite.
Being a solo operation it seems nearly impossible to attend any event out of state. It's not that I don't want to go, I'd like to. If they had one in the middle of the country, I would find a way to do it. We have a great country and every state has something nice to offer. I personally would rather not have the outdoor perks of going golfing in FL or gambling in Las Vegas.
I know everyone doesn't gamble or golf when they go and I realize that a lot of people turn it into a vacation for themselves and their families. Why haven't you gone? Do you think many of people would go if it was in the middle of the country?