The annual ECC conference will take place in Nancy, France during September 19–21. This event has invited speakers, mainly from academia, on elliptic curves, cryptography and related topics.
In 2011 there will also be the Certicom/RIM ECC conference. It will be held in Toronto during June 21–23. This is more of a corporate/industry event than the ECC conference. Awards will be given to Joe Silverman and Ralph Merkle. Both of these people have made major contributions and are very deserving of their awards. I recommend you take a look at the abstract of Merkle’s talk, as it sounds quite extraordinary.
— Steven Galbraith