EclipseCon or the beach?

I was just working on my EclipseCon submission when I realized the conference is scheduled over my children’s spring break! So now I have to choose between EclipseCon and the beach. Let me think… um, I choose the beach.

Seriously, though, I’ll be sad to miss the conference, and I’m just curious how many others are in the same boat. At least in the midwest of the United States, it’s very common for schools to schedule breaks the week before Easter. Even public schools do this so that most kids are out at the same time. My guess is there are a lot of people who will be choosing between a family vacation and the conference.

If it’s a big enough deal to people, maybe EclipseCon 2009 could be scheduled to avoid this conflict. If not, thanks for listening to me vent.