I've registered to attend the 2011 SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, CA next month. I've been going to this conference for the last 8 or 9 years. I remember attending when the Jamboree was held in a "basement" (I think it was a basement, I remember going down, down stairs) in a hotel(?) But they've "come a long-way baby."
It's an event I really plan for. I'm staying Friday and Saturday nights at the Marriott so I can attend all the dinner banquets, breakfasts and some of the lunch sessions. This is a first for me, I usually only attend a dinner banquet or two, so I'm really looking forward to everything.
A friend from my local genealogy society will meet me there on Friday. She's taking in the Thursday workshop (I have to work that day so I can't). We're both attending the Saturday breakfast. She's going to try and get a ticket for Friday night's banquet. Hope she can. It's really so much fun when you can share the same experience.