I'm flying out to Toronto for barCampEarthToronto - are you going?
I don't know if you've heard of barcamps before - you might want to check them out. I am helping out at the Toronto event taking place this weekend as I will have internal meetings the following week. I think the concept is VERY cool.
Barcamps are billed as "un-conference"... Get a location. Get a whiteboard with a grid on it. On one axis - identify the room/space location, on the other put timeslots. You show up for the barcamp and see what talks are already scheduled on a first come first serve basis. If you don't see something that interests you and there is a spot available - take it and start/lead a conversation.
This event will be taking palace at the Microsoft "MSN Office" at One Financial Place (Adelaide and Yonge). I'll be there (with my signature Green Tiley hat) as will others on the team.
Check out the main wiki page for more details. Hope to see you there!