Welcome to NANPA! Our Forums are relatively new and people aren't used to visiting them yet. I've been a NANPA member since the beginning and it has helped my photography, my business (Daybreak Imagery) and I've made many wonderful friends through the years. I find that the more I'm involved with something, the more I "get" out of it. If there's a committee or project that you'd like to help with--just contact our HQ, a board member, or me and we'll find a spot for you.
I'm glad you'll be attending the Reno Summit. That's a great way to meet people and find out what we're all about.