"I have some good news and some even better news. First, the
good news: after talking with a wide range of former and
prospective attendees, we've decided to return to the Open Source
Business Conference's roots and only offer one show per year. We
had a great Boston event last year (with nearly double expected
attendance), but we've worried that we weren't serving our market
well by attenuating OSBC between two US events. A good conference
is always about hallway chatter and networking, and splitting the
event was counterproductive to this goal.
"We've therefore decided to consolidate the US shows into one
mega-show (this is the 'better news'), the way O'Reilly has always
done with OSCON..."