I could not have said this better myself:

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/denisem/archive/2011/01/04/a-seat-at-the-24-hours-of-pass-table.aspx

Denise was able to summarize everything we are trying to accomplish with the next 24 HOP event. If you have not yet submitted your abstract you should consider doing so, and before the deadline of next Friday.