What are you doing this weekend? If you don't know and live anywhere near Ohio, we have the perfect idea for you: the Second US Conference on "Peak Oil" and Community Solutions is held from September 23 to 25 in Yellow Springs, and it should be very interesting. The speaker list can be found here and includes Richard Heinberg (author of The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World) and Michael Shuman (author of Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age), among others. The conference will explore: The implications of Peak Oil, an in-depth look at changes in agriculture, the characteristics of a new economy, peak Oil’s effect on our financial system, alternatives to oil and our high energy way of life, the communities of the future and ways to transition and answers to "What should I do now?". You can also have a look at what last year's conference was like.