The next East Coast Alliance convention, held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, is coming up soon (Friday, 3/11/05 - Sunday, 3/13/05). They are already allowing people to register.
The conference is a great resource for instructors, but it's also a lot of fun for those who love group fitness and want to take classes from some big names in the industry.
Some of my favorite presenters: Calvin Wiley, Hugo Diez, Ulises Puiggros, Magnus Ringberg, Marcus Irwin, Patrick Goudeau.
Two down sides to the convention: it's a little pricey, and the other attendees are, for lack of a better term, "fitness people." Enough said.