I just signed up for the 6th biennial North American Luminescence Dating and Dosimetry Conference to be held in Seattle on October 22-24. ((To all my Seattle friends: I can't wait to see everyone.)) This year's conference is going to be hosted by Jim Feathers and his UW laboratory. Jim's work in luminescence sets the standard (extraordinarily high) for archaeological applications of luminescence and it will be worth the trip alone to hear what he and his lab are doing. As a bonus, the workshop features talks by luminescence experts doing work in geological applications -- such as high resolution dating of dune formation, etc. The cost is cheap: $28 for students, $55 for professionals. If you can make it, I recommend it.