Dan Catt announced that his panel was accepted at SxSW '07 in March. The title is excellent too: Mapping: Where the F#*% are we now?
Mapping, geolocation, and neogeography really is becoming broad and mainstream. This is an example of moving the technology and techniques beyond the geo-geeks, to a broader audience of users and designers. I'm looking forward to hear more about who the panel will include and topics to be covered.
SxSW, South-by-SouthWest, is a multimedia festival held each year in Austin, Texas (March 9-18, 2007). I believe it started as a music festival but has greatly expanded into interactive media, especially web, design, art, and now I guess geo. And at $250 for three-days of conference alone, then add in some more for a ton of music, it's a great deal.