Dave McMahon (one of the most hardworking IT community leaders) is currently organising the Fest08 conference in Reading. Here’s the blurb and more details can be found here: http://www.nxtgenug.net/Fest08
"NxtGenUG don’t do conferences, they just have a good time and FEST08 which takes place at TVP Reading, promises to be in the normal vein of NxtGenUG events. Great sessions, Pizza and Swag. The theme this year is "Data Today, Data Tomorrow" and there are new sessions from Oliver Sturm on F#, Dave Sussman on ASP.NET Dynamic Data Controls and Ridgian’s BI expert Dave Morrow on SQL Server Analysis Services. There will be the keynote from Rich and Dave and a brand new gameshow called "Who’s Session Is It Anyway?
As before its free to all NxtGenUG members and £49.99 to non-members. FEST07 was a memorable event last year, FEST08 will be equally memorable. You’ll learn some great stuff about Data related technologies, meet some great people, have some fun and leave with a bag load of Swag! Don’t miss it!"