There’s a very cool thing going on in some cities in the US that seems to be a lot like Port80 and the Web Standards Group combined.
Refreshing Cities says that:
Refresh is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in their areas. Promoting design, technology, usability, and standards.
Sounds like an admirable goal to me. Refresh Orlando are having a conference – Refresh06 – and so far they have a pretty good speaker line up: Paul Boag, Andy Budd, Jeremy Keith and Cameron Moll, amongst others.
My conference budget this year is going on Web Directions, but if you’re in the U.S. of A then you might wanna check it out.