Pat is planning two workshops for April and May near the Detroit airport. If you aren interested, please shoot him an email (click on pschloss above). The November workshop will teach R and the December workshop will teach mothur and microbial ecology. You can get a sense of the material covered at http://www.mothur.org/wiki/Workshops.
I have been wondering if you think about giving a workshop in Europe in the coming months/years? I think I could learn a lot from it, but I am not sure my lab will finance a quick transatlantic trip…