If you are attending the conference, and the ash cloud doesn't stop you getting there, make sure you make time for the Smarter Future Experience Zone. One of the workbench developers will be presenting an augmented reality demo he's been working on for the emerging technology group. (As long as Ed isn't stranded at an airport that is!) Another demo I would definitely recommend looking out for showcases thought control; Kevin will be at IOD and he recently featured on the BBC Bang Goes the Theory programme with a mind controlled taxi, so plenty of great stuff in the smarter future zone.
And if that isn't enough, don't forget that the most exiting opportunity at the conference is your chance to influence future developments in the MDM Workbench!
Update: Check out how the smarter futures zone has been going on the following blogs, and see the mind control cars in action on YouTube!
Thanks to Kevin for his twitpic on the right.
Update: More news of Ed and Kevin's demos in this ITPro article.