There is a presentation topic that will be of interest to cartographers:
Manifold and Cartography: extending Manifold’s cartographic capabilities with Adobe Illustrator - what tools need to be included directly in Manifold.
There will be an opportunity for attendees to give their opinions on what carto improvements they'd liked to see implemented. I'd appreciate hearing from some professional cartographers views on how Manifold could be improved in this area.
Full details of the conference can be found here.