Thanks for the warm welcome Sylvia! I'm actually riding out my last Michigan winter up here in Lansing and then moving to Austin with my lovely bride Jamie after we get married June 26th. I'm coming to visit soon, but I'm not sure I'll be able to make it down south by March 4th.
I can say that I'm ecstatic to know Austin Speakers exists. I've been involved in the ProTrack program in the Michigan NSA chapter for just under a year, so I can't wait to get down there and learn from a whole new group of friends :)