The start of 2011 seems to be going a bit conference crazy! Having the really fantastic (if maybe a little short-lived) experience at the New Adventures in Web Design Conference in Nottingham in January, March is the month of DrupalCon Chicago (more about that later) and just before that is CiviCon on the 7th March.
We are really excited. I mean REALLY excited! Drupal 7 was finally released today. Its been 3 years in the making, with over 1,000 developers contributing to it and it really shows with massive improvements across the board.
Drupal version 7 features the latest web technologies and remarkable improvements to user experience. Drupal 7 is already in production use by sites such as Examiner.com, which is among the top 100 in the United States.
You can read the full release information here: http://drupal.org/drupal-7-released
"New Adventures is an affordable, punchy, carefully-curated schedule: ten presentations, two debates and plenty of audience input. Expect ideas and opinion from some of the web's most respected voices. This event will enthuse, excite, ask questions, and seek real outcomes."