Every month, a couple of us up in north Denver / Boulder get together to just hang out and talk games industry stuff. It's usually a few of us ex-AAA people now running smaller studios, but anyone is welcome.
There's no organized topic of conversation, and usually we just pitch industry stories around. Plan on sharing game biz stories, picking up and sharing tips and tricks, or hearing tales of horror on how current/previous/future projects went awry. Also, occasional venting.