On March 24 to 26 2003, the 1st International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (TIDSE03) is held in Darmstadt, Germany.
It sounds pretty interesting. Chris Crawford is doing a keynote speech. Andrew Stern, who worked on the excellent Dogz and Catz products, is talking about his new project, which sounds intriguing. John Laird and Glorianna Davenport are going to be there, they've been involved in this for a while. Plus many other people from all over the world.
Too bad the entrance fee is $300: I don't think I will be able to attend, even though Darmstadt is not that far.