A few sessions I think are really worth attending and contributing to if you happen to be in St-Petersburg for the AtypI conference this week:
Open fonts and African needs by Denis "moyogo"
Jacquerye, Dejavu's co-lead about the special needs of
African languages and the various ways in which a FLOSS
approach is useful.
for every language: New types for cultural treasures by
Victor Gaultney of SIL about advocacy and awareness-raising
for the many writing systems still in need of proper fonts
and ways in which initiatives in the wider open font
community are helping tackling these challenges and how you
Crossing borders: The best of different worlds by Frank
E. Blokland about integrating various tools and platform in
a font design workflow. Hopefully raising awareness about
the maturing open font design toolkit: inkscape, fontforge
(with spiro goodness) and various helper scripts...
Also there will be
talks and debates
on the future of fonts on the web. I hope these discussions
about web fonts will take into account the needs/goals of
all the stakeholders.
Hopefully some slides and recordings will be made available...