I am scheduled to be a part of several discussion panels at the SANS WhatWorks in Incident Detection Summit 2009 on 9-10 December. There are a lot of good speakers participating and the agenda will cover many topics related to incident detection. I believe there is still space available for anyone that is interested in attending.
Following the success of the 2008 and 2009 editions of the SANS WhatWorks in Forensics and Incident Response Summits, SANS is teaming with Richard Bejtlich to create a practioner-focused event dedicated to incident detection operations. The SANS Incident Detection Summit will share tools, tactics, and techniques practiced by more than 40 of the world's greatest incident detectors in two full days of content consisting of keynotes, expert briefings, and dynamic panels.