I have just signed up to attend this year’s OCEAN IBM i Technical Conference on July 17, 2015. I went to last year's and it was great to meet other IBM i professionals from Southern California, the experts who came to give the presentations, and I learned new stuff.
If you are in So Cal I recommend that this is the event to attend. You can learn more about the conference at OCEAN’s website here.
I look forward to seeing you there.