Ran across this in the Mar/Apr ACM Queue, http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/IPRO/JimGrayTribute/ will be held at UC Berkeley on May 31st, 2008. Jim Gray was a Microsoft researcher that focused on databases and was lost at sea some time ago.
I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.