I was wondering what you all think about the benfits or otherwise of Conferences, Seminars, short courses, etc. For example, there is a Lawn & Landscape School of Management in Charlotte, NC coming up in February ($245). There's also a Turfgrass "Short Course" for 4 days ($440) coming up. This course is designed to provide basic info to new turf grass professionals, and review & update to experienced professionals. For those of you who've attended various "schools", generally speaking, are they worth the time and money, or does it just make you feel good knowing you've been? I am having trouble deciding whether to attend one or both of these above and/or ones in the future. So let's hear form you. I'd really appreciate any feed back.