In southern CT after Sandy there was a desperate need for temporary housing of all sorts for people whose homes were uninhabitable. As things are in worse shape in southern Florida, you are helping by making your hotel room available to someone else.
If you are looking for another conference and CEU's there is a mini AIA conference in Albany, NY November 9-11, the QUAD Conference. It is sponsored by the AIA chapters in NY, NJ, PA, and CT. It includes tours and seminars. Registration is now open.