I will be breaking my vacation next week to travel to Seattle, where Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2012 takes place. I will be the iSchool representative for our School of Information Sciences. Quote from the event home page:
Each year, Microsoft Research hosts an annual faculty summit. Leading academic researchers and educators join with Microsoft researchers to explore the latest research results, collectively discuss the challenges faced by the community, search for the best approaches for addressing those challenges, and identify new research opportunities. The participants’ range of interests and the breadth of the technical areas covered in the program ensure a unique experience and provide a venue for meeting with colleagues and friends from a wide variety of computing disciplines.
Link to the event home page: https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/fs2012/