Darth_Djinn and I are heading a project to get a regional meeting for the West side of the Midwest (MO, KS, IL). This thread in our regional forum is where we are doing the planning. The thought is to have it in St. Louis next summer. That gives us enough time to plan it and to save up for it. We are thinking St. Louis because it is in the middle of the geographic area and there is a lot to do here. We encourage you if you are interested to help out with the planning. Suggestions and ideas are welcome, but please keep the large scale planning to that thread so it's all on one place.