One of the workshops says they will be using up to 8 same-size hoops!!! I guess take as many as you can!
I can ship hoops across country for $16-$20 (much less than a luggage charge) So just ship it over! Wrap it in bubble wrap and paper and see if the post office will hold it for you? Or you can send it to someone locally.
I could bring it for you too, but I am a stranger and understand if you're like "No WAY!" Plus I'm not going until Friday :\
I am driving up so i plan on bring a bunch... I am sure there will be tons to borrow, tons to buy, and you can def def use mine!
Also you could do some snap clips and make some of your hoops collapsible.. i made my fire hoop and a poly 4 part collapsible-s - they it well into an oversize suit case.
PS - I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO FINALLY MEETING YOU!!! (its kristina bruner form facebook :)