Lee Brimelow, Platform Evangelist at Adobe, will be speaking at the Portland Flash user group (FlashPDX) at the January meeting on Thursday, Jan 15 at 6:30pm.
Here is the description from the FlashPDX blog:
Join Lee Brimelow as he describes the recent changes and additions to the Flash Platform. New tools like Flash Catalyst along with major updates to Flash authoring, Flash Player, and Flex means a lot of new things to stay on top of. This informal session will allow you to get answers to your questions directly from Adobe.
I have seen Lee speak several times at various conferences, and it is always both informative and entertaining. If we're lucky he may even include some MMA action between his slides...