A few days ago PASS announced that the 2013 Summit will be in Charlotte NC. This is great news, in my opinion. I have only been to one Summit and it was AWESOME and I recommend it to any SQL Server pro out there no matter what level you are at. I had such a great time but I do not think that I will be able to go this year unless I get chosen to speak, Fingers Crossed!! I will for sure try to attend the conference in 2013. I think it is great to be able to travel and see new places and also this will give users on the East Coast the chance to go without having to spend so much time and money.
Great Job PASS on choosing this local!