I leave tonight for DC and will likely be offline until Monday. If you will need me this weekend or you will be at the conference, email me before 1700 EST today for my cell phone number.
So far the plan is to arrive in DC sometime Friday morning (I am driving). I will poke around DC until I check into my hotel. At 1830 I will be at Walter Reed for the counter protest. Dinner at Fran O'Briens, although it sounds as though so many people are going I may be lucky to get inside. The conference itself is Saturday. I will just be going with the flow Saturday night. I will leave sometime Sunday.
If you are not going to DC, your assignment is to miss me while I'm gone.