This years event is near Washington DC, at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, with free airport shuttle service. This is the location of the last 3 events too.
The exhibitors list will be released shortly, but generally all the big names are there and lots of new products and services. Food, Haunt, techicial, management birthday classes too.
The Industry luncheon has grown and is great to give feedback to the manufactures.
I attended the 1st one in 2005 in Springfield Il, and have attended most of the others, including Atlanta GE, and Anahiem CA. The Washington DC location allows 60% of the USA population to be within 10 hour drive to DC, plus the location allows the vendors to be able to pay less to attend, unlike the big centers like Las Vegas, Chicago, and such with unload fees doubling the price of a booth.