The National Association of Patent Practitoners (NAPP) is holding their 2012 annual meeting in Alexandria, VA (where the U.S. Patent and Trademark office is located). I have been a member of NAPP for about 8 years now. NAPP was founded by 19 patent practitioners who had an interest in forming an organization that is focused on procedure before the USPTO. The brochure for the 2012 annual meeting is located here. I look forward to seeing again and making new friends among my fellow patent practitioners at the annual meeting!