There is no reason an East Coast conference in the summer time would not be a success. There are interesting places to photograph and there are alot of Large Format shooters who can drive to the conference and combine it with summer holidays. Maybe it will take some time to organize but I is do-able. I am sort of in the Midwest being in Toronto but Torontoians regularly drive to Florida and New York and Chicago. etc. I fugure that a good locale with inexpensive lodging and some subject matter would be fun. Dare I suggest Niagra Falls? Romms are cheap, the view is still good. and there are scenic routes to get there through the finfer lakes the Catskills and Adirondacks. OR how about the Adirondacks? Or the Thousand Islands? Or Cape May? Well you get the idea. Is there interest?