For half a century, the annual Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics has featured interesting presentations on a topical theme. GURT 2012, to be held 3/8/2012-3/11/2012, on the theme of "Measured Language",
…will bring together researchers presenting replicable methodologies for quantitatively analyzing different facets of language, with an emphasis on sharing and incorporating perspectives and findings across a diverse range of linguistic inquiry.
Readers who are in the profession will know about this anyhow. But for the rest of you, if you enjoy reading Language Log, you'll probably like GURT as well. And it's cheaper (as well as safer) than a Mediterranean cruise.