I am in preliminary stages of planning a business-oriented conference for principals of agile/rails consultancies. We will cover everything from sales and marketing, to financing, to keeping your clients happy and surviving in these tough economic times. [emphasis mine]
If you'd like to weigh in on RailsBizConf 2009 please do fill out the survey. The first question caught my eye:
My recommendation to Rails shops trying to trim some fat from the books: Fewer discretionary trips to exotic tropical island paradises.
Or if you absolutely must... vote Bahamas and fly coach. :-)