Finally, after making the announcement 2 years ago now. Silverstripe Expo (http://silverstripeexpo.com) is now live. I have already sent invites to those of you who have requested an invite in the past. If you haven't requested an invite to join you can do so now and it's free.
I am currently available for hire and if anyone would like the services of a freelance Silverstripe developer and web designer. Talk to me at firstname.lastname@example.org