If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, or will be this Friday and Saturday, you might want to check out the two days of cartography lectures at the University of Texas at Arlington: on Friday it’s the Fourth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography; on Saturday it’s the Texas Map Society’s AGM. Lots of presentations on both days; the second day, with talks by Ph.D. students and map dealers, is less imposing than the professorial first day. (Sadly, Dr. Woodward will obviously not be attending.) I like the mix of amateur and academic; it should be done more often.
Update: The university’s campus paper, The Shorthorn, has more.