You may want to start setting aside some time to attend the Festival of the Photograph, goes on from June 7 to 9 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Organized by National Geographic photographer Michael K. "Nick" Nichols, the festival is something new for the U.S., and it promises to be one of the big photo events of the year. Indeed, the official advertisement for the festival promises nothing less than "three days of peace, love, and photography." At this point I'd take two out of three of those possibilities. You can get more information at the festival's website.