UKOUG Call for papers...
The UKOUG call for papers has been announced. This is an event I've personally attended every year now since 2003. I've met and made some very good friends at this conference. I strongly recommend it as a technical forum. It is a large but not overwhelming large event - with lots of technical content (and a bit of fun as well).
I've written in the past about participating in the user community - this is the perfect chance. Everyone has something useful to contribute - everyone does.
So, get on the OTHER SIDE of the podium. Yes, it can be scary, but it is definitely worth the fear factor long term.