Kimberly Powell of About.com always has great content. Her post today is the first I have heard about GRIPitt. GRIPitt is a new educational opportunity in the summer of July 2012 in Pittsburgh. There will be 4 different week long courses by some stellar instructors! Check out Kim's post at: http://genealogy.about.com/ (Right now it's the second post down.) Then follow her link to the GRIPitt site.
Since many of my ancestors are in the Pittsburgh area, I hope I can attend and then stay a few days for research! I've wanted to visit for a long time.