I'm flying out for Building of Basecamp 5 in Chicago next week. The workshop sold out in a mere week, but there's still a chance to meet up and talk Rails, Ruby, and other good stuff. The Chicago Area Ruby Group has arranged a meeting on Saturday, April 23rd. Chad Fowler, Curt Hibbs, and others are joining the fun too.
So if you're in Chicago or the area around consider signup up. If you're into the whole nerds meeting to talk nerd about nerdy stuff. I know you are.