Given that the National Storytelling Network will not be holding a National Conference in 2009 in Los Angeles (or anywhere else, apparently)*...
let's go to Plan B:
we meet in Los Angeles anyway, without NSN.
Or San Diego. Or Oakland. Or Portland.
At this stage, it's a discussion. Add your thoughts, ideas, suggestions for location, format, time of year, length, etc.
* See Margaret Meyers and Jo Radner comments of July 21 and July 23 here