I believe that Popular Woodworking's Furniture Construction and Design Conference can lead to a big pay-off for the home base woodshop.
This particular conference enables the home based woodworker to be exposed to a multitude of furniture form. It is important to establish the home gamer in an environment where the internet woodworking movement can be evaluated and critiqued. This conference is the first setting where creativity rather than "how to..." will be addressed.
Observing how the conference is being advertised, one point lacking was to present an approach that an attenddee might use.
In full disclsoure, I will not be attending the conference but believe it could possible be extremely beneficial to the internet woodworking community longterm and want to support this conference as best I can.