If you're in the area, come visit us at the ApacheCon. We will be having a free Apache Maven meetup in Room 5.
The agenda will be driven by the attendees. I will come prepared to talk about the changes to Maven 3 and how we'll get there from where we are today.
The meeting will begin at 8pm (doors open @ 7:30) on Tuesday, November 3rd 2009
See who's coming, add your name and agenda ideas to the page here: https://docs.sonatype.org/display/COMM/Maven+Meetup+at+US+Apache+Con+09