I decided at the last minute to attend this year's Simeon Trust workshop in Toronto. It's not too late to sign up, if anyone is interested. Link to the info here.
Charles Simeon (1759-1836) established the trust to train and develop clergy within the Church of England. His model of preacher gatherings is much older, dating back at least to the English Puritans.
I haven't attended since 2008, but wish that, at least informally, these kind of events would be more frequent, even monthly. Odd, that now we have so much in the way of time-savers, we have so little time to show for it.