It seems like a long way away, but "The Rails Edge":http://pragmaticstudio.com/therailsedge/ is coming to Chicago on August 23-25.
The Rails Edge content continually changes, which makes this a favorite for speakers as well as attendees. Looking at the fresh lineup of talks, this is going to be the best one yet. When you get a group like this together:
"Marcel Molina Jr.":http://project.ioni.st
...it's bound to be both education _and_ entertaining.
Anyway, the early bird registration ends July 1. People tend to get distracted during the summer and miss this kind of thing. "Here's registration":http://pragmaticstudio.com/therailsedge/register.html if you're interested.