I just held a two hour Blender workshop at my university, UTA. We had a better than expected turnout, around 40 people (only 24 computers in the lab, whoops!). If you live in the DFW area and would like to contribute or visit, you are welcome to attend the next one (which isn’t scheduled yet.)
Elysiun is great, but I like to have face to face conversations (hence my super low post count). I also pushed hard to promote elysiun as well, so you might be seeing them soon (like we need more newbies on the forum :D). I hope this will become a successful program.