Conferences are for conferring – and meeting people. Looking at the coming fall season of conferences – whom of the speakers will be on your dance card for a chat. There are two columns for each conference:
What speakers have you previously met, so that they know you?
What speakers have you had contact with on twitter & blogs, so that they know you?
The list with a good portion of wish-full thinking and pixi dust, currently at 2 confirmed participation in the below conferences.