Beth Tucker Long has a new post today talking about "yet another conference" that's popped up for its first year in the PHP community - the Madison PHP Conference (from her perspective as an organizer).
So why am I helping organize yet another conference? A conference is more than just an event. It’s an opportunity to meet with other developers, build a network, get excited about new projects and ideas, and meet the companies that make awesome tools to help speed development along. [...] What about inspiration, passion, and excitement? Those are the things you can find at a conference, and when you take them back to your office, community, or company, they can infect your entire group. Suddenly, new ideas are flowing, projects are flying, and everyone is happy to be there. That is what a conference can do for your team.
The Madison PHP Conference is happening in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday November 16th and will be made up of two tracks: Professional and Foundations (beginner level). You can get the latest about the event from either Twitter or Facebook.