I notice that Florian Schieï¿½ will be speaking at the Berlinux conference about Munich's switch to Linux, on Saturday 22nd October. Florian seems to be the guy organising LiMux. I see that he's also an active debian maintainer. I'd really like to attend the talk, but I'll probably be in Munich over that weekend.
GNOME's own Frank Rehberger is also giving a talk.