There are quite a few great events coming up! The key events are, of course, the Vista and Office launches that are starting now. To find one nearby, check out this site:http://www.microsoft.com/business/launch2007/signup/default.mspx
At a glance, here are the dates in the Carolinas:
1/16 Greenville, SC
1/18 Charlotte, NC
2/13 Greensboro, NC
2/15 Durham, NC
Also, it looks like the Triad .NET User Group is revitalizing! If you're in the area, please stop by the first meeting on 1/18 (6pm at RMIC in Winston-Salem). I'll try to bring some good swag :). I'm really excited about this because I live in the area, so be sure to stop by. I'll be speaking about the .NET Framework 3.0. Normally, I'd like to be quite early to have a Q&A and meet & greet, but in this case, I'm coming from the launch in Charlotte so my schedule will be a bit tight. I'd be happy to hang around after the show to answer any questions you may have!