I'll be Speaking in Phoenix and Denver this Month
I plan on showing practical examples of LINQ and Visual Basic's unique expression syntax and as we write the queries I'll show how the new language features tie into them to make them work. I'll also be showing the new VB specific XML features that make querying, transforming, and creating XML a total breeze. If you're using any language to manipulate and work with XML then you'll want to have a look at VB 9. Remember, there's also a good set of How-To's on the VB Developer Center under the Video Tutorials page to help you get started.
I hope you can make it. Enjoy!