1. I did add the USE zone with my second bid, then continued to add zones as I increased my bid. I am in no rush and will keep bidding. 2. Thanks for the information on the conference! Bad timing on my part, but I am sure there is often something going on in SF. We are going for Alcatraz challenge biathlon, but I don't think that is bringing in many out-of-towners. We are traveling with our 3-year old, so need somewhere nice to just hang out, while Dad sinks-or-swims.