If you are a SharePoint admin (or know someone who is) you may want to check out “ScarePoint Friday”.
From their site:
“SharePoint Friday Cincinnati is a FREE one day conference. The event is open to the public and is your chance to spend the entire day immersing yourself in SharePoint and networking with others in the field and with some of the top speakers in the SharePoint Community.”
It is going to be held Friday October 21 in Mason, Ohio. You can find more details on their website here http://focalpointsolutions.co/sharefriday/