This is happening:
CG CON 09: The Educational Creative Computer Graphics Conference 09
It's an educational computer graphics conference and job fair with 24 lectures in Digital Painting, Digital Modeling and Digital Animation in Los Angeles. It will feature guest speakers from the 3D, visual effects, concept design, post-production and game industry.
If you're a student and you want to go, use coupon code "CGCON09" for a discount.