I am currently attending the second Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville, Kentucky (man do the people talk funny here...I feel like Vinny in "My Cousin Vinny"). The first session was great, Pastor Ligon Duncan presented a lecture on the need for Systematic Theology and doctrinal preaching in the church. It wasn't new, in fact, it exactly mirrored my own philosophy and attempted practice, but hearing such a pastoral "pep talk" is helpful when serving in the midst of Evangelicalism, which is turning more and more anti-theological and anti-doctrinal.
The conference has several great speakers in addition to Duncan (a fellow PCA pastor)- Mark Dever, Al Mohler, CJ Mahaney, RC Sproul, John Piper, John MacArthur, and Thabiti Anyabwile. Quite a powerful lineup for sure, representing several different denominations and traditions still under the general umbrella of "reformed". There are lots of baptists by my count, but hey, I'm an eclectic guy, I can get along with those who are quasi-reformed! Ha ha. We agree on the most important issue- the gospel of God's sovereign grace through Christ(hence the name of the conference).
I should have some opportunities to blog more about what I'm hearing and learning. The conference website is here.