Week before last, I was in Edmonton, Montreal and Quebec City in Canada. In Edmonton I got to talk about the upcoming 11g release of the database and in the other two cities I did my database "worst practices" and "instrumentation 101" talks.
Once again, we did the Montreal and Quebec City talks in a movie theatre, just like last year. I'll say it again, that is the perfect venue for a talk - the screen is HUGE, the sound system is awesome, the sound proofing of the room is beyond compare, the chairs have cup holders and they are comfortable (maybe too comfortable - the sessions were in the morning and in Quebec City someone snored really loud once, we all had a good laugh at that).
Oh, by the way, when I was in Edmonton, the residents liked to tell me that they are the "most northern big city in Canada" meaning, they are as close to the North Pole as big cities go in that country. And you can tell - it was icy, snowing and dark already... First snow of the season.