In late May I attended a conference (as an observer) run by SPUNC, the Small Press Underground Networking Community. SPUNC was set up to represent and promote collaboration within the Australian small and independent publishing sector. Good idea.
I'll be interested to see what becomes of the ideas raised at the conference, which were many and varied, as you'd expect, with a lot more ground to cover. I'll be interested particularly to hear more about engagement with the web and the possibilities, in particular, of web 2.0 (ie, web as 'communities') for networking, publishing and distribution, and discussion and debate.