in Geneva. This is the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval. Besides the academic types, this huge conference pulls a lot from the search engine industry and there’s a lot of interesting stuff.
The twitter tag is #sigir2010 and there’s some bloggy coverage. (heh, today’s keynote – is the Cranfield paradigm outdated – um, yes, if it was ever dated!). Danield Tunkelang is blogging (I think he’s at Google now). A search on Google blog search yields a few more.