Well, to answer my own question, I checked it out on the website and it looks like it IS in L.A. again .. Are we ever going to have the multiple locations (e.g. large cities) across the U.S. throughout the year conferences again, like back in the "old days"? I miss that and am sure many other OHers do too that attended them .. I remember we had a lot of fun at the one in San Antonio that year ..
As to speaker nominations for 2019, I was looking at the recap video of the 2018 Conference just now and noticed the speaker wearing the red "I like to celebrate" t-shirt .. Have no idea who she is or even what subject she was speaking about, but if she speaks again at the 2019 Conference it might be worth my traveling all the way to L.A.
Frank talk about the DS / "All I ever wanted to be was thin, like that Rolling Stones dude ... "
HW/461 LW/251 GW187 CW/315 (yep, a DS semi-failure - it happens :-( )