You have followed all the recent annoucements about Microsoft and virtual technologies. You may have missed that the upcoming launch event will have an online "virtual" version for those who cannot attend in meatspace. Watch the blog about it here: http://blogs.technet.com/mleworthy/archive/2008/01/24/heroes-happen-here-virtual-launch-event.aspx  

See a YouTube video preview of the experience here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWYgEbUaRY