I love these types of conferences. I get to network with other special education hearing officers and mediators. the informal sharing of information at these gatherings is generally as useful as the session information. It should be a good education and some fun as well.
I don't know Southern California very well. I went to law school at the University of San Francisco, so I love the Bay Area. But California is a very big state, and I look forward to enjoying the sunny southern part on this trip.
If you are going to be in the area at that time, please let me know. I always enjoy meeting readers of this blog, and I'd love to hear from you.