Things I never knew I never knew

I had the chance to head to AusIMM's GeoMet last week and excercise my inner Geo Nerd and let me tell you. He's tired!!

After learning a host of new things I decided to go back to basics and buy a new field guide. I'm hoping I can use it to remember what rocks look like. 

From the technically practical to the practically non comprehensible, it was three days of extreme confusion face but it was also a lot of fun. 

What conferences/ forums do you head out to?