Pycon US 2011 is now history, except for the sprints. I did not attend this year, maybe next year. I'll have to view the videos on-line. That conference grows every year by 150-200 attendees, and seems to be getting quite large. I don't think our local Python group could manage hosting an event of the size its getting to be.
I'm wondering if planning is in the works for a spring Iowa Code Camp. I'm thinking of submitting a proposal for a talk if they're having one.