My goal for 2006 is to hear Malcolm Gladwell and Thomas L. Friedman talk.
Gladwell is speaking at the Blackboard conference (Bb world) at the end of February, and Friedman at the Campus of the Future conference in July, and Educause in October.
If you go back to my September posts, you can listen to talks by Gladwell and Friedman. I still like listening to Friedman better than reading his stuff.
There is a nice video of Friedman at lecturing at MIT in May 2005.