Congratulations on the first step on the next part of your journey! Keep us posted.
Also, many thanks for the kind remarks about the conferences. We work really hard to have them be just as professional and up-to-date as you describe, and they are truly life=changing events for many people.
There is a one-day conference in Baltimore coming up in late October, and another the following week in Chicago. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTGE OF THEM!