After JWC2012 in Silicon Valley was a great success, a second Joomla! World Conference is this year (2013) held in Boston. We are proud to be sponsoring this great event. Make sure to be there!
The official JWC13 program is not yet out, but for sure there's going to be a lot of exciting talks. There are numerous changes in the Joomla! core that might see the daylight soon: Integration of Akeebas FoF in the Joomla! core for rapid development; content versioning for articles and other content-types; JUX improvements; etcetera. For a good listing of possible improvements that might be added to Joomla! 3.2 see this Joomla! Community Magazine article written by Nick Antimisiaris (famuous as team-member of the Community Builder project).
Yireo is not only sponsoring the event: Jisse Reitsma (ehm, that's me) also has a talk on implementing SSL in Joomla! - partly because SSL is a vital part of the MageBridge implementation (merging Magento and Joomla! together) but also because Yireo offers the free SSLRedirection plugin to the community.