Some of my most valuable learning is done at conferences and meet ups. Talking with other people and bouncing around ideas is gold. I thought it might be good to list any meet-ups or events that people know of or host so that others might join if they live in the vicinity.
If you know of a design or UX meet-up in your area, please list the details here.
Note: this topic is inspired by a comment that @jaisonjustus made in response to @CareerchgUX in this topic.