For folks in Houston the Houston TechFest is on again.
This is the second year for this event. The first year in 2007 I missed, and the original date for this one was in Sept on the same day that Hurricane Ike hit Houston. You can imagine that no a lot of people showed up for that one.
I'll be giving a talk based on my latest book, "Application Architecture for Websphere". Should be fun.
Anyway, if you are in the area you should register and stop by. The event is free