Reaching out to USA/Canada members of openSUSE

With the upcoming openSUSE conference in Germany, which is not really an option for me given my travel schedule, I was wondering if there are USA/Canada based openSUSE members that are interested in organizing a “getting together”? Preferably in Western Canada (Vancouver, Calgary), selfishly speaking, but a central location like Chicago, Denver (near any major airport hub) may work too? I’m thinking a one to two day event, maximum, with some presentations. I may be able to attract some sponsors.

Have there been any North America events like this? And, probably more importantly, is this the place to ask a question like this? I could not really find a place in the Membership section that had decent activity to be noticed…

If you’re interested, or can guide me to the right place, please reply!