The distances covered in a year are measured in many ways, and many roads converge to bring each of us to where we stand. Look ahead, and as many or more fan out like beams from a star. Funny things, symbols: Just when you think you know what they mean, they'll surprise you with a new dimension entirely. So here is your first-early, as-good-as-engraved invitation to your personal star trail: the MDA's 2012 Star of the North Meeting, where the face-to-face, one-on-one, hands-on exhiliration of "being there" participation energizes the professional and the personal. Put a star on your calendar, and join us for the journey.