We will be celebrating the release of Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) which is happening in October, 2013. Physical and virtual (IRC & other) Saucy events will be scheduled. Each release cycle a number of efforts happen focused around the release. Globally, UbuntuDeveloperWeek and UbuntuGlobalJam events happen a month or two before the release focusing on new contributors. Parties (listed below) and UbuntuOpenWeek happen near or after the release. If you are thinking about organizing one, BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty has some hints more hints are described in a video how to do a release party. "... can be organized in literally 10 minutes."
Saucy Release Parties
We had release parties.
These events are listed chronologically. Details have yet to be confirmed. World wide events are listed on the LoCo directory.
San Francisco, Thu, 17 Oct: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/2583-san-francisco-saucy-salamander-release-party/
Blog post summary: http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=8606
Event web page & notes:
Canonical no longer produces DVDs for non-LTS releases.
For large conferences please contact Elizabeth Krumbach at email@example.com to request an UbuntuAtConferences conference pack plus DVDs at LEAST 6 weeks prior to the event and you can request 12.04 CDs.
The Ubuntu Developer Summits for Saucy Salamander were held online in http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-1308/ August and http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-1305/ May. A Technical Overview and Blueprints were used as guides for producing this release.