Ok - so I'm probably jumping the gun here, but hey, what the heck.

Topics I think might be good conference topics or just rountable discussions
(in no particular order) :

Writing C extensions in Ruby - Help newbies write extensions.  Possibly
cover the 'new' versus 'initialize' issue that has surfaced in c.l.r. for
differences between 1.6 versus 1.8.

Speaking of 1.8, how about "Ruby 1.8" (Matz?).

mod_ruby - Apache 1?  Apache 2?

Ruby and Parrot?

Ruby and .NET?

rpkg (or revisit RubyGems)

raa.succ - where does it stand?

FXRuby - revisited

XML/SOAP/RPC/Web Services - Will the hype last until November?

IOWA - revisited

Just some thoughts.

Regards,

Dan