The Purdue International Center for Entertainment Technology (PICET) will hold a conference from October 7 to October 9, 2001. Confirmed speakers include Craig Barron, an original Star Wars member and founder of Matter World Digital, and Terrence Mason, who was a TD at ILM and even Sequence Supervisor for Episode 1.
Here is the info on the conference:
The original notice came from VFXPro.com.
In a semi-related note seems that Craig Barron's book will be delayed yet again for one year for release until October 2002.