Symposium: Advances in Bioinformatics and Genomics - Feb 19, 2010
Regardless, if people are leaving from other destinations, or already happen to be in the bay area, this "open access" conference sounds pretty neat. The full schedule isn't up yet - and I have to admit I don't know either of the keynote speakers (my ignorance of the field, I'm sure), but the summary seems to fit my interests pretty well - and likely those of other people who read my blog.
Here's the link: http://meta-x.com/advancesbioinformatics/
There's always next year, I suppose. (=