After much soul-searching, I have decided to bow out of this years Apache Con US - I just didn't see the point. Jesse McConnell from DevZuz has been cool enough to step forward and take my place. Anyone who was interested in my talk over utilizing Apache Maven for managing J2EE projects can now look forward to Jesse's talk - however - it may not necessarily be around J2EE. Since he is scheduled right after Brett Porter's Maven presentation, I would anticipate that they will fit together well.
However - I am still going to be at the St. Louis JUG this Thursday @ 6:30, so stop on by to hear about Maven.