Conferences, especially those that are slightly outside your
normal range of conference attendance, can be good opportunities to
meet the people who will really value your perspective because it
is slightly different from theirs yet consonant enough to interest
them. Several upcoming meetings that may fall into this category
for you are: (1) the CDC's national conference on health
communication, marketing and media August 9-11 in Atlanta; (2) the
first global implementation conference August 15-16 in Washington
DC; and (3) the first of three Seattle Implementation Research
Conferences at the University of Washington October 14-15.
Weatherwise, you'd have to choose the latter....