I was fortunate enough to have my company sponsor me, so it looks like I'm going to the CodeMash conference in Sandusky, Ohio in early January. What is CodeMash? From the site:
"CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP."
Although I mostly work with ASP.NET and Microsoft technologies in general, I still like to keep my eyes open to what other tools and perspectives are out there. Really looking forward to being immersed in a diverse environment like this for a few days.