The Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group (www.jssug.com) is hosting a SQL 2008 launch event on Friday, Sep 12, 2008 in downtown Jacksonville. Plans are for 15 sessions, all focusing on SQL 2008 and most being presented by speakers who live in the greater Jacksonville area. Registration is open at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/register.aspx?eventid=10. Think of this is a super user group meeting rather than a true community event, the former being less formal and less complicated logistically.
As an interesting aside we're hosting the event on the SQLSaturday site/framework even though it's not truly a 'Saturday' event. It has the tools and process in place, why not use it? We're expecting that to happen more going forward and are working on some ideas to let us present various views of the events so as to avoid the mental disconnect resulting from having a Friday event hosted on a Saturday site!