I just accepted an invitation to be the theme-chair for education at the IT Revolutions conference this year. It's going to be held in Venice, Italy on Dec 17-19, so it will be a little cool but without the crowds.
Here's a description of the education theme, taken from their web site:
From school to the virtual classroom, eLearning is fueling one of the most radical revolutions in education, replacing the traditional teacher-driven supervised learning environment by the self-directed web-based individualized content. By 2020 almost all the knowledge will be available on-line. Several issues arise, which need to be addressed if we want to unleash the power of eLearning: Is school as a physical place important or, shall we regard learning as a universal right, thus make all the content available online to enable access to everyone from everywhere - with self-imposed limits dictated strictly by individual interest? What can governments do to sponsor such efforts?
Should be fun!