Creator Camps are in the works for Montreal, Boston, Nashville and Chicago.
There’s this movement afoot for camps of various types, I’ve been to WordCamp, the one for blogging geeks who use WordPress software. The idea is that somebody gets it going, speakers volunteer and presto! you’ve got a conference. They’re usually affordable to attend.
Looks like fun! Here’s the site:
Update 5/3/11: Here’s an interview with the organizers http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org