I mentioned this back in November, but do not forget that the MAX 08 sessions are being posted, over time, for free at AdobeTV: AdobeTV - MAX

This is free for everyone, whether or not you attended MAX. I remembered this when a reader asked me this weekend about learning BlazeDS. Turns out a presentation from MAX is available already:

Building Real-Time and Collaborative Apps w/ Flex and BlazeDS