This week I got back from a small conference in Boulder CO and while I was out there I thought to myself “Why do I always have to go out west to a conference, why not have one on the east coast?”. So I thought about taking the initiative and seeing if I can gather enough interest from people to make it worth my time. I am willing to do all the leg work I just want to make sure I can get enough quality speakers and attendees. I have already put some “feelers” out on some of the mailing lists I belong to and have gotten a number of responses already, which is very encouraging. I am not thinking of making this anything huge, probably a 1 day conference with a few sessions, and possibly some kind of activity later in the evening, but if there is enough demand than I can certainly expand it. I am looking for sessions on open standards like, OAuth, OpenSocial, OpenID, ActivityStreams, CMIS, etc but I am also open to other ideas. I think the fall will be a good time to have a conference because it SHOULDN’T be to cold yet, I am targeting September 2012. So if you are interested feel free to leave a comment or find me on Twitter, @ryanjbaxter and let me know!