I VERY seriously considered coming to Jacksonville this year. I wanted very much to meet in person the OMSA folks I knew form the Net only. I even booked a flight to US. Still, after reconsidering, regrettably I decided not to arrive. As you know, Poland is not included in the visa waiver program, so I would need to apply for a visa if I wanted to go. A complicated procedure, having to pay $140 (no matter if the visa is granted or refused) and having your fingerprints scanned for the start, frightened me away. An account from a member of the family who applied for the visa last year, about the course of the interview at the embassy (she would do some scientific research in US) ad the questions she was asked was additionally discouraging, so I finally decided not to apply at all. Maybe one day the waiver program will be open for Poland as well and then I will be more than happy to join in.