I've been on the advisory committee for the IGDA Leadership Forum and I've been pretty much useless other than saying "That sounds like a good talk" and "That doesn't sound like a good talk". But despite my lack of valuable contribution, it's shaping up to be a very cool conference:
We've got Greg Zeschuk & Ray Muzyka, lords of Bioware, giving a talk.
We've got Tim Schafer (and I think Caroline Esmurdoc, though she's not on the program yet), lord (and lady) of Doublefine, giving a talk.
We've got Don Daglow, lord of Stormfront, giving a talk.
And I'll be talking, too, on scheduling videogame development, and how it can't be done but you should do it anyway. One of my favorite topics.
So I'm really excited about the whole thing. You should all go. It's in San Francisco, on the 8th & 9th of November. You can find out more and register here: http://www.igda.org/leadership/