I spent today at the David Hobby - Joe McNally Flash Bus lighting workshop. As of about 6:00 PM PST today the bus the bus is on it's way towards San Francisco for tomorrows' (Sunday 3/13) workshop and then points east.
The worksop was awesome! Both David and Joe are great teachers. They have totally different styles. David works almost totally in manual flash mode and Joe mostly uses E-TTL mode.
Listening to them is like trying to drink from a fire hose! Some advance warning, David talks from a Keynote presentation but doesn't give out a copy of the slides. Since they are OK with you shooting photos during the workshop many folks were shooting a copy of the slides so they would have something to study after the workshop so either bring your 70-200 zoom or sit in the front row if you want a copy of David's slides.
Joe doesn't use a presentation, he just works through lighting problems on the spot. This gives great insights into problem solving with small flash and is very useful. Again if you want to capture info on his setups and results taking your own shots of the screen at the front of the room would be helpful. Oh, yea they don't allow shooting video.