Had missed the announcement, came up in conversation yesterday with a friend, the BI conference will be Oct 6-8 in Seattle, registration is $995 if you register by Aug 8. Not planning to attend, so far I'm still firmly rooted on the conventional DBA side of things.
I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.