O'Reilly has announced an upcoming conference called Velocity.
From the announcement:
Web companies, big and small, face many of the same challenges: sites must be faster, infrastructure needs to scale, and everything must be available to customers at all times, no matter what. Velocity is the place to obtain the crucial skills and knowledge to build successful web sites that are fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available.
Unfortunately, there are few opportunities to learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned.
Velocity is changing that by providing the best information on building and operating web sites that are fast, reliable, and always up. We're bringing together people from around the world who are doing the best performance work, to improve the experience of web users worldwide. Pages will be faster. Sites will have higher up-time. Companies will achieve more with less. The next cool startup will be able to more quickly scale to serve a larger audience, globally. Velocity is the key for crossing over from cool Web 2.0 features to sustainable web sites.
That statement could have been the preface to my book, so I'll be submitting several proposals for talks.