If you ever wanted to see Redmond and meet some of the folks on the Visual Studio team this might be just the ticket for you. I'll be speaking about the future of Visual Studio there, especially from the perspective of those that make extensions for it (which I soon hope will be everyone) and several of my colleages well be talking about different initiatives coming in the next version of Visual Studio and beyond (though, of course we're talking about directions and themes and not so much about specific features).
And I'll probably talk about performance too at least a little, it's in my DNA :)
Anyway if that sounds interesting you can check out the details, here's some info from the original page plus the link for you.
From the event page:
This fall, Microsoft is hosting a developer conference to teach developers how to extend Visual Studio. Visual Studio is an open, extensible platform that can be customized for everything from individual productivity tools to enterprise-wide development needs. The Visual Studio Shell enables developers to leverage a world class IDE to build specialized tools for any number of vertical industries, and can even be custom-branded with your own splash screen and app icon.
When: September 15 & 16, Where: Building 33 on campus.