There were more proposals for "RailsConf":http://railsconf.org/ this year than there were _attendees_ at "RubyConf":http://rubyconf.org 2006. This means two things:
1. The state of the Rails community has changed significantly in that it has grown and there is a larger subset reaching the expert level.
2. It's going to take us a while to sort through all of these proposals and make selections. Apologies in advance.