This year, both the International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and the long running companion Workshop on Engineering Service Oriented Applications will be in San Francisco. I have had a long involvement with both as a program committee member, presenter and author and have always found them to be valuable as an attendee. I am particularly pleased this year that the program is in the bay area, as it is bound to bring out some very smart and very "plugged in" participants from the vendor community.
In any case, I'll be delivering the keynote presentation for the WESOA conference, so please stop by if you are there. I have not been able to attend in person since Amsterdam, so this will be a real pleasure and I hope to see you there.