If you're lucky enough to be near New Orleans, you might want to check out the National World War II Museum's International Conference on WWII December 7-9, 2011.
This year's theme is From Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal.
Here's the description from their website:
This December 7, the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, join us in New Orleans for the International Conference on WWII. This definitive three-day event will explore America's daunting entry into the war after that fateful December day, the harrowing battles in the Pacific, and the victory at Guadalcanal. Leading WWII scholars, authors, experts, and veterans will address the war's biggest questions such as why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. The International Conference on WWII provides the rare opportunity to hear from the brave men who risked everything to defend our nation. It's the first in a series of five annual conferences on WWII that will bring a new level of insight and understanding about the war that changed the world.
If you can't make it (like me), don't worry. You can still watch live streaming video from the conference!
For more information, including ticket prices, hotel costs, and a schedule of events, visit the website.