This fall I am venturing into the conference circuit starting with DjangoCon US in Washington DC, in September. I am definitely looking forward to seeing what it like to attend a major open source conference. I would also like to try to meet up with other Canadians making there way down to DjangoCon this year. Comment here or on find me on Twitter.
Then in November in Toronto an excellent group of Python developers are launching PyCon Canada to help build community for 2014 when the official North American PyCon comes to Montreal. From the 9th the 11th of November in Toronto there will be a full fledged regional PyCon conference with talks, tutorials and sprints. Registration is open and they are accepting speaker applications.
The next obvious step will be to plan a conference of my own.