Our colleagues, the organizers of the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop, asked us to help get the word out about PPW and to remind people that they are currently accepting talk proposals, up until September 12. You can get more details on their web site at http://pghpw.org/ppw2008/
This will be the third year of the event. The past 2 years it has shown itself to be an exceptional and fun Perl gathering. It's worth the effort to attend if you can work it into your schedule.