The FOWD (Future Of Web Design) event in London, UK, will take place in the 30th April to 1st May 2009. Even tought the list of speakers is dominated by male figures, as I see designers being females and developers being male, I am sure that it has nothing to do with the quality of this event.
Then there is the FOWA (Future Of Web Apps) held in Dublin, Ireland, in 6th March 2009 which is more developer concentrated.
During the past two years that I have known about these “Future Of Web …” events, I have been checking out the videos made available at various locations and found out every time something useful, such as OpenID, Microformats and OAuth. Also the talks of semantic web I heard from there for the first time.
In case I get to go to London, I should check if there will be any possibility for Tani-ha Shitory Karate with Tomiyama Keiji or Ryukyu Kobujutsu with Julian Mead. For Dublin I am sure I will be able to find some similar activities as well.