For readers who don't know, the Plone Conference 2008 will be in Washington, DC, October 8th through 10th (with trainings on the 6th and 7th and sprinting on the 11th and 12th). If you're interested in content management, open source, or python, you'll be hard pressed to find a smarter, more inviting community, and we're honored to have so much of that community here in DC. I'm especially honored to be program director; it's given me a chance to see just how dedicated the community is to sharing knowledge and improving Plone. It's, of course, been something of a double-edged sword; there were more great talks than I could accept, which is difficult. But, talks are picked, and information is available online.
The full list of sessions is available on plone.org , as is the day-by-day, hour-by-hour schedule. This year's slate of talks is extremely exciting, with great looking tutorials on topics from theming to z3c.form, interesting talks from how NASA used Plone on its science mission directorate's website to the future of Plone's user experience, and fascinating panel discussions, too. Plus, there will of course be lightening talks and birds-of-a-feather sessions to show off what's cool and to meet people with similar interests.