Unluckily, Intel has cancelled IDF San Francisco. The following link is the official Intel announcement: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intel-developer-forum-idf/san-francisco/2017/idf-2017-san-fra...
I've attended eight IDFs: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. It has definitely been my favorite event and I've been able to meet really smart people, including you and many other Intel Black Belt Software Developers and Innovators. I will definitely miss the event and its technical sessions. Some of the discussions and technical sessions inspired me to work on many projects and generated ideas for many books I've written and published. I will definitely miss IDF and I don't know how I will replace this event in my continuous training. I really hope Intel will future events in which they talk about CPUs, compilers, libraries, SDKs and developer tools.
Your thoughts are absolutely accurate. IDF was an excellent event. I have more than two decades of experience in the IT industry and I had the chance to attend hundreds of events during this time. Based on my experience, IDF was the most inspiring event for me. In fact, in the last years, IDF had a coverage of a broad range of topics and the labs were outstanding.
I will definitely miss IDF and I do believe, at some time, in the near future, Intel will create another event that will mimic IDF.