My company sent four people (mostly managers) about three years ago to that and they ran up the company's expense accounts so bad on that one trip, (not to mention the lavish 4 day hotel + round trip air fare expense) that the company cancelled all future trips to Las Vegas DEV Connections. The real kick in the tail were the people who would have gotten the most out of DEV Connections were not sent in the first place. Just a bunch of Managers just looking for a paid vacation on the company's dime. They rarely use, or shared what they learned with anyone, if anything, once they got back too. All they talked about is how much money they won/lost gambling and partying. "To the victors go the spoils" as the old saying goes.:-D
"Technology is a weird thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ...:-D"