Probably a good idea to start a thread to see who's planning on attending this. A meet-n-greet may be in order.
2008 Guild of American Luthiers Convention
Here is an excerpt from the website:
You are cordially invited to attend and exhibit at the Guild's 19th Convention/Exhibition, June 11-15, 2008 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. When we had our first GAL meeting in 1974, who would have thought it would become such an institution in the lutherie community - often copied, but never duplicated! If you are a luthier, or want to be one, this is the must-attend event!
The Guild Convention/Exhibition serves to bring luthiers of all specialties and skill levels from all over North America and the world together to meet and share information and inspiration in a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie; to give luthiers opportunity to show their work to and receive feedback from fellow luthiers; and to provide stimulating educational lectures and demonstrations on a wide range of topics of interest to the lutherie community.
I'm a definite maybe for the weekday stuff, and a definite yes for the weekend. I'll have to clear the work schedule before I can say for sure on the weekday stuff.