Hello everyone Walked in the door about 8 hours ago from my London return trip - 20 hours from door to door. I wanted to thank everyone who attended the conference, with a special thanks to the great group of presenters. It was a fantastic event, even though London was in the grips of a strange heat wave. We had a very good mix of topics presented. As with all of the past events, the evening get togethers were very enjoyable. They gave those in attendance the opportunity to make new friends and get reacquainted with friendships made at previous conferences. I always look forward to the conference evenings and this past week exceeded my expectations. It was my first trip to the UK. I appreciate everyone who provided suggestions and helped me see parts of England that I would surely have missed. Those who have not attended one of these events are surely missing a wonderful experience. Each time, I meet more and more of our online community. This alone makes it all worthwhile. Now when I read the posts of the people who have attended the conferences, I can hear them speak and see there body language. It really transforms the online experience. In addition, I meet some of our fellow Excel-lers who are not aware of this great resource. For these people, I tell them about the various online communities available. Many will join our lists. Be sure to give them our usual welcome. I know they will benefit from the fantastic depth of knowledge assemble on the lists, just as I have. We are all lucky to have this very valuable resource. Damon Longworth 2006 West Coast Excel / Access User Conference October 25-27th, 2006 Marina del Rey Hotel Marina del Rey, California USA Announcement soon!