Inkscape is going to have a booth at the Southern California Linux Expo and the inkscape community of artists have been invited to contribute by designing stickers that will be handed out at the conference. This is an awesome idea, and it demonstrates how much inkscape is a community based project that not just developers can contribute to. For details on the sticker competition, check out the journal entry at the inkscape deviantart page
ScislaC (an inkscape developer and artist) will also be presenting 4 one hour inkscape classes at SCaLE (two beginner and two advanced.) No doubt he will showcase some of the upcoming features in inkscape 0.46, like Live Path Effects, Filters, 3D Box Tool, the Paint Bucket tool and the Tweak tool.