For those interested, the Chicago Natural Resource/Technology Conference will take place April 29, 2006, Saturday from 7am to 6pm. The event is held at Rolling Meadows Holiday Inn. Address and phone: 3405 Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. (847) 259-5000.
There is no charge for admission, but you might contact organizers as space is limited. Here is the info contact that appears on my admission postcard: (317) 502-5828 firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote speaker is Joseph Granville, well known technical analyst and editor of "The Granville Market Letter". Other noted metals and resource analysts/newsletter writers will speak, along with representatives from participating resource/mining companies. At past conferences I had the pleasure of hearing commentary from the likes of Bill Powers, Jim Rogers, Clyde Harrison and David Morgan up close.
From what I gather, the Chicago conference seems to be one of the smaller resource events, at least judging by attendance numbers for similar conferences. I don't know if that's due to the location they've selected (not a major convention spot) or the promotion, but it tends to be a fairly tight knit affair. In any case, I'm glad to be able to hear and meet the guests in a smaller setting.