Microsoft hosts an annual event in the UK called the Architect Insight Conference . I am one of the speakers this year and will be presenting on “.NET 3.0 in the Enterprise”. This is a pretty good event and I would recommend it if you have not been to one of these. You can check out the Agenda here and if you want, register here  and you can find out more information on the Speakers here . Here is a blurb from Microsoft on what can you expect to hear:

You’ll be able to engage in the technology debate with thought-provoking in-depth sessions from customer and partner architects along with members of the UK Microsoft Architect Council such as Avanade, Capgemini, Conchango and Solidsoft.

The agenda is split into seven tracks covering Enterprise, Real World, Identity, Lifecycle, SaaS, Collaboration and Dynamic Systems; the main content sessions will be 75 or 150 minutes in length to accommodate the different formats and levels of interaction that may be required.

There will be an emphasis on architectural ‘investigation’ through the use of small focus groups, as well as a structured networking clinic where individuals from similar vertical business backgrounds can discuss and work through a particular problem domain.