Next week the Open Grid Forum takes place in Manchester (7th-11th May). To quote their website:

"At OGF20, the global Grid community will gather to develop Grid standards, showcase real-world applications, discuss large-scale grid infrastructure techniques and applications, workshop Enterprise and eSciences best practices and present business case studies and solutions."

We're there, talking about some of our research which is designed to be supportive of emerging grid computing standards. If you can't make it to the conference, the slides and notes from the presentations are normally loaded up onto the web page for you to take a look at.

Unlike my colleague Dominic Watts, I won't be going, as I know the gap between my knowledge and the conference content - the only word I recognise on the slide behind Steven Newhouse at the last conference is "saga"- and I suspect it has nothing to do with the Over-50's.