Magnolia is hosting its first big user conference this September 10th and 11th in Basel Switzerland. I was going through the program and it looks great. There are two tracks: one for business users and the other for developers. The developer track has a session where David Nüscheler will talk about the new JCR Specification (283). There will also be two people from Texas State University to talk about their work with Magnolia. If you are using or considering Magnolia CMS and can talk someone into sending you to Basel, definitely try to go (register here). You can even get a 30% discount off of the €200 standard price if you use the code "mconf09gottlieb".