Oh ya. This event was ALL about "doing" Bonsai and not so much about displaying or showing bonsai.
Our workshop was supposed to have been done by Dana Quattlebaum but he blew out his knee.
They replaced him with a local guy named Jack Bacus. Good guy, been in Bonsai 35 years.
Some of the other instructors included, Andy Smith, Guy Guidry, Jim Doyle, Mike Hansen, Pauline Muth, and most notably, Nobuichi Urushibata. Great folks all in all. Guidry was fantistic, Urushibata was amazing to watch but he doesn't talk, even a little bit.
They put all the workshops in one large common area and when I wasn't working my own tree, (a Korean Hornbeam), I was wandering around listening to the other instructors.
I really liked this format.
Here are a couple fuzzy phone pictures. I'll see if I can get more from our photographer at the show.