The NBBQA Conference is scheduled for Feb 17 - 21, 2009 in Austin, TX. The bbq conference includes a trade show, educational seminars, tours of local bbq restaurants, ServeSafe training, and a masters round table discussion. It sounds like a full week of bbq.
Speakers include bbq restuarant owners (from large to small), bbq authors, and contest competitors from MBN, KCBS, and the rib festival circuit.
Wish I could attend.