We are running a new series of Eclipse DemoCamps in November. The DemoCamps have proven to be a very popular way for local Eclipse communities to meet and show-off cool Eclipse technology. For instance, as pointed out by Jacek, the Poles love their DemoCamps.
Organizing a DemoCamp is pretty easy: 1) find a location, typically a pub/bar or restaurant, 2) add the location information to the DemoCamp wiki, 3) encourage your friends and collaegues to present and/or attend, 4) have fun meeting new people during the DemoCamp. More details can be found here.
btw, for those local to Ottawa we will be having another DemoCamp in Ottawa. I am hoping to find a place the last week of November. Sign-up now if you want to be a presenter.