The Write The Docs NA conference returns to Portland in May. The call for proposals (http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/) was announced recently, and the deadline for proposals is January 10 (midnight PST).
For the fourth year, we'll give people who want to propose a chance to test things out, either by speaking briefly, or by brainstorming their proposals.
FYI, O'Reilly has an excellent guide to creating conference proposals, "Propose, Prepare, Present". If you navigate to http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920027096.do , you can get the eBook version for free.
We'll start with a brief networking session from 6-6:30. Note: Food will *not* be provided, but is available for order. At 6:30, I'll make a few announcements --
Anyone who wants to try out a "preview" of a conference talk (5-10 min), or just present their draft proposal for comments, can speak to the group (or ask questions) after that.