From Ian Dolphin:
I am pleased to announce the venue, and confirm the date, for the Sakai North American Conference 2011. The conference will take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June, at the Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles. The 13th and 16th will be available for pre-conference workshops and project co-ordination meetings. The conference committee, chaired by Chuck Powell of Yale University, will be making further announcements in coming weeks. Thanks for your patience and forbearance whilst we completed the initial conference arrangements.
Preliminary conversations have begun to shape the Sakai European Conference. Whilst this remains a primarily regional event, the Foundation will be providing some coordinating support. Likely dates are around the end of September or beginning of October. Again, further details will be posted as they become available. European colleagues willing to serve on an organising committee should contact me directly at email@example.com .
At the moment there are three possible venues: Oxford, Amsterdam and Barcelona.