SVP is in Brisol, England next year! Yahoo! I can go to London and see the natural history museum and Darwin's grave (and house), and various other things!
Wait, how much are plane tickets? $1350 for the cheap seats? And that doesn't include a week spent in London before the conference itself--hotel room plus food would probably eat up some more moolah. And then it would be off to Bristol, where more hotel costs and food would further set me back. Add to that the cost of whatever swag I would inevitably buy at SVP and the natural history museum, and we're talking...hmm...carry the five...a shitload of money.
I can't afford that right now, though it's almost a year out. Right now, I think the most parsimonious thing to do would be to commit to conferences held in the United States. Even going to Cleveland (halfway across the country) was a hard pill to swallow, financially speaking. Just throwin' that out there.