Looking to meet some local people in the Drupal community? Come out to lunch on Tuesday!
No formal presentation per se, but James has been pretty stoked about https://drupal.org/project/bean. To date, Block has been .. well, what Block has been. Lots of stabs at rectifying blocks shortcomings, but BEAN ("Block Entities Aren't Nodes") takes advantage of the terrific Entity API of Drupal 7 to give it a swift kick in the rump.
Come out, bring a friend, meet some peeps, and share your woes.