The XFree86 Project has announced the XFree86 Technical Conference. The conference will take place on November 8th, 2001, in Oakland, California, in a concurrent run with the 5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference. The last call for papers was put out on July 5th. You have up to July 13th to submit an abstract. I secretly hope that somebody will present a nice talk on the use of libICE in KDE's DCOP mechanism. This certainly deserves attention as one of the most interesting developments around the XFree86 project, along with antialiasing, modular drivers for the XServer and TrueType fonts support.