I'll be speaking at the SQL Saturday #23 event held in Louisville, KY on October 24th, 2009. I will be giving two sessions, the first of which will be on SQL Server 2008 R2 and Project Gemini: BI for the Masses. My second presentation will be on a topic very near and dear to me, Change Data Capture (CDC) with Attunity's lineup of great CDC products. Long ago (before CDC was commonplace) I was charged with creating a real-time ETL process. It was a challenging requirement but at the end of the day it was meet (albeit with some roadbumps but thats to be expected given the high requirement back then).
If you've never been to a SQL Saturday event I highly recommend you attend one. I by no means represent the SQLSaturday organization but to me I kind of view these events as super local user group meetings. There are multiple presentations given, a fair amount of vendor participation, and a larger audience.
If you are going to be in the Louisville, KY area around the 24th of October I hope to see you there! We have several great speakers that will be presenting. For more information on this event please navigate to http://www.sqlsaturday.com/eventhome.aspx?eventid=24 .