Two big conferences were held this week... South by South West (SXSW) and Esther Dyson's PC Forum.
CNET has good overviews:
"Tech invades South by Southwest confab"
"PC Forum 2006"
Some good random posts I found:
"SXSW to MPAA: STFU"
One of the most interesting panels at SXSW Interactive 2006 was The Future of DarkNets, moderated by JD Lasica.
"PC Forum: Conversation with Pierre Omidyar"
"YouTube going from personal to professional"