Thanks to Barb Qualley of the Warmland Calligraphers for passing on this link. I hadn't seen this video and it's a very good representation of what goes on. The conferences are eye candy overload!
Most of the instructors interviewed teach regularly and are the top of the calligraphic heap! I loved Diane von Arx Anderson's comment at about 8:40 about style - I happens on its own when you're learning the traditional forms. So true. And my addition: Style is part of your genetic, cultural and historical makeup and is uniquely yours.
I had to look for the banner that has my lettering on it, but didn't see it! I might not be able to go to the conferences, but my lettering does!