According to this post there be no PDC this year. This means that TechEd will undoubtedly be huge this year.
Get your tickets now.
While you’re at it maybe it’s time to learn about:
Codename ‘Orcas’ == next version of Visual Studio
SQL Server (Katmai) == next version of SQL Server
Codename ‘Longhorn’ server == Windows Server 2008
Sliverlight (out now) == ‘Flash Killer’
Big year for MS technology specialists!