Forget the Oscars; forget the Superbowl; the most exciting event of the year is coming up on March 5-7th, the annual Building Energy Conference, hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. I can't conceive of missing it - for over 30 years NESEA has been the place where the best thinkers, do-ers, and visionaries in my field gather - a total immersion experience. You can't find this depth and diversity of knowledge entwined with passion and commitment anywhere else. We don't always (or even often!) agree, but we all leave challenged, stimulated, and charged up to keep on doing what we do, and do it better. I know I'll learn new stuff from other practitioners, see the products I need to know more about on the exhibit floor, hang out with old friends, and best yet, get to make new ones. It's the annual Gathering of the Tribe, and we'd love you - whether you're an old hand or just starting out - to join us. Hope to see you there!