On top of O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON) going on at the end of July in Oregon, the first-ever Ubuntu Live 2007 conference will be taking place. The schedule and details are still being worked on, and there is also a call for presentations. More on Ubuntu Live 2007 is available here.
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