Here is a quick round up of a few events that are sure to draw a crowd.
JEEcamp in Birmingham, Friday, May 8
With more than 60 people set to attend this 'unconference' style event proved very popular last year and looks set to be another cracker in 2009.
The rough outline for the get together is to talk about how on earth journalists and publishers can make a living from journalism in the era of free information, what the challenges are, and what we've learned so far.
Digital Britain Unconference in Manchester, Tuesday, May 12
Part of a series of events taking place across the country to discuss the issues raised by a recent government paper on the future of digital in the UK.
The meeting is being held at the offices of the Manchester Digital Development Agency, on Portland Street, with ideas and proposals being fed back to government.
Digital Editors Network in Preston, Tuesday, May 12
Gathering together digital editors for newspaper and media websites from around the north west, the Digital Editors Network will be looking at user generated content.
How to incorporate it into a site, the benefits that sites can gain from working with readers will be highlighted, but also some of the pitfalls.
Journalism Leaders Forum in Preston, Tuesday, May 12
The forum takes place in the early evening after the Digital Editors Network, and this time will play host to Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, as well as the head of news at ITV, Richard Frediani.
Up for discussion will be the future of newspapers and the role they play in the local community, hopefully Andy Burnham will be able to provide a little more on how government can help local journalism at a post-code level.
Social Media Cafe Special Event in Manchester, Thursday, May 14
If you have not been able to get along to a Social Media Cafe meeting then you are missing out on chatting and speaking to people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
And you have extra reason to get along to this month's get together as it will form part of the Futuresonic Festival in Manchester, and so will be taking place at the Contact Theatre on Oxford Road.