Registrations are now open for the Oz-IA conference, in Sydney the weekend before Web Directions. Oz-IA is a conference around information architecture,and attracts all sorts of user experience folks. I was at the first Oz-IA last year - great company, great sessions, nice relaxed vibe. Eric does a great job.
Early bird rates 'til Sept 7th.
Disclosure: by including the badge on the left I am eligible to win a free pass. I figure MS will pay for my pass, so in the unlikely event I'm the big winner, I promise to donate it to a worthy cause.