A few people have noticed that a new Miniconf has made it to the LCA2010 programme: Bridging the gap.
Run by Tim Penhey, one of the Launchpad team leads, it's all about reducing friction between upstream projects and distributions by using the recently Open Sourced Launchpad platform.
If you are interested in proposing a talk, email Tim. And be sure to ask him when Launchpad will natively support git ;)
Note that this Miniconf replaces the "Free the Cloud" Miniconf which, for reasons outside of our control, will not happen this year. I'm really hoping that it makes it to LCA 2011 though!