With the holiday officially upon us now -- did someone say Advent Calendar? -- you may be saving all your money to buy an Xbox or a WII. But if you aren't, or you are one of the fortunate few to have tons of money to spend, we have a few conferences that might be tempting.

Content Management

Add-On Conference
Vendor: Microsoft and Mozilla

Description: This is a one day conference for people who develop add-ons for browsers. A conference for both the business and technical side, there's sure to be lots of information packed into this busy day. Read more on their blog as well.

Date: December 11, 2008 in Mountain View, California

Build Websites With Drupal!
Hosted By: Lullabot -- Consulting and Training for Drupal

Description: The schedule is an enticing mashup of site dissections and builds (like rebuilding twitter with Drupal), social media trends, in-depth module and front-end development discussions, and business side of using Drupal. If you are using Drupal as a Web CMS or thinking about it, this is the event for you.

Date: December 10-12, 2008, New Orleans

Social Media

Social Networking World Forum
Vendor: Sixdegrees

Description: This two day conference on social networking is co-located next to the conference on Mobile social networking (see below). Day 1 is dedicated to strategies for both marketers and advertisers, while day 2 is all about how a social network can make money through its content services and advertising. Loaded with case studies and panel discussions, you'll likely find something interesting and new.

Date: March 9-10, 2009 Olympia Conference Centre, London

Mobile Social Networking World Forum
Hosted By: Sixdegrees

Description: The two day conference on mobile social networking is co-located next to the conference on Social Networking (listed above). Day 1 covers the potential of mobile social networking including the business model and content strategies. Day 2 is all about the technologies, the software and of course advertising. There's a big discount for registering for both conferences and early bird pricing.

Date: March 9-10, 2009 Olympia Conference Centre, London

Mom 2.0 Summit
Hosted By: opmom and Kirtsy

Description: Are you a mompreneur? This is a conference primarily directed to you. This year the focus is on social media, including marketing, networks, monetizing, blogging, you name it. The agenda is a little on the light side, but the speaker list is jam packed with moms who have been there and done that.

Date: February 19-21 2009, Houston, TX

Web Design and Development

Web Design World Boston 2008
Hosted By: Thunder Lizard Productions

Description: If you are a designer or developer, this updated conference is the place to be. Covering everything from Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, and rich interface design -- to usability, accessibility, e-commerce design, and search engine optimization -- to mashups, blogs, and social networking. And to add to that, there's a full day workshop on Adobe CS4!

Date: December 8-10, 2008, Boston

Better Software Conference & EXPO 2009
Hosted By: Software Quality Engineering 

Description: If you play any role in the software development process, there's likely something here to interest you. Topics include everything from project management to agile development to architecture and design to testing -- now if only they would publish their schedule and speaker list...

Date: June 8-12, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada