If you're going to the TechEd in Amsterdam (5-8 July), be sure to check out Betsy Aoki's presentations (Betsy is chief herder of the blogging cats at Microsoft):
"The first is a breakout session on the Community Server and .Text software that has powered our Microsoft employee blogs, and then a Chalk and Talk on IT Blogging.
I am pinching myself, and then telling myself to quit it. :)"
The Chalk-&-Talk sessions are 75 minutes long and run alongside the break-out sessions. These provide attendees with the opportunity to drill-down on technical issues in an interactive environment. But you'll have to be sharp...each session is limited to a maximum of 50 people on a first come, first served basis. Here's the RSS feed for latest Europe TechEd info.