I would love to be able to go to a MedEl gathering. As it is, I am the only MedEl recipient in my town, and last I heard there were 19 in my state, but they are scattered. I often check the MedEl Meet Up calendar on Facebook, but so far have not been able to manage one into my schedule in another state. A couple of years ago I was informed that MedEl would be expanding in Alaska, and I am still eagerly hoping that they do. Once they get the US Hear Peers going, it would be great if there were a large gathering put together for perhaps Alaska, Washington and Oregon. I'd buy a ticket and go, for sure! I love meeting others with CIs!