Bob Kocher did a heckuva job with the Southwest Fox Conference, as it has become the absolute *premier* Visual FoxPro conference (at least in the United States - I've never been to one overseas). He left some big shoes to fill, but honestly, I can’t think of anyone more capable than Doug, Rick and Tamar.
With all the hoopla over FoxPro, no VFP 10, the petition, the signers, the non-signers, the reasons, the Roadmap and the "need for answers," there's one thing you can do to showMicrosoft that VISUAL FOXPRO MATTERS: Go to a conference this year. Pick one, two, or even more. But most importantly, GO!
Take it from someone who waited over ten years to attend his first conference - you'll be glad you went!