If you are headed to Las Vegas for Black Hat and/or DefCon, check out Security B-Sides. If you wanted to talk at Black Hat or DefCon, but didn't get the chance, then sign up to talk at Security B-Sides.
What is this Security B-Sides thing? I'm glad you asked-
BSides is an ad-hoc gathering of information security types born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants. We've followed the BarCamp format... because it works.
This is a work in progress, so if you have a brilliant idea, please share it, and please participate.
Full Disclosure bit: the nice folks at Astaro are likely to help sponsor the event, they also "sponsor" me by providing gainful employment. Both Astaro and I think this is a great idea and want to help it develop and grow.