With all the commotion about that thing in the desert coming up, it's about much more than that. I thought this one part from the Regional Contact section on the Burning Man website spoke to this particularly well:
"It’s great to want to produce the next big Regional event, but there is so much more that can be done to help bring people together and share the Burning Man spirit and ethos in the world. We seek to work with Regional Contacts who have an interest in bringing local burners together to engage in social or civic projects that benefit the local community, for example – the sort of interaction that reaches far beyond parties or events."
So, yeah, we're taking ourselves there, to this temporary experiment of a city in the middle of nature, but it's just as much (if not more so) about what we bring back. Keeping this in mind as I think about throwing my own name in the proverbial hat, to be considered as a Regional Contact for the DC area.