If you're planning on attending the PHP Master Series (a full-day live webcast "conference" with several notable PHP speakers presenting) and want to prepare yourself for some of the content that will be presented, check out this post on 7php.com with a good preview.
Unfortunately, just like me, you are not able to attend PHP conferences overseas due to so many reasons (travel/booking costs, no day-off from fulltime job..etc). How much of a frustration that is, I don't know for you but for me it's really something very sad! I'm someone who wants to mingle and jingle in those PHP fiesta. [...] In this attempt [to make godo content available to more people], @CalEvans has brought forward a first volume of PHP Master Series. You can read about the announcement from Cal's Blog here!
The article talks about each of the speakers, links to their community interviews (also on 7php.com) and shares some new interview content from each of them about the content they'll be presenting and what they think about the event as a whole.
The PHP Master Series, v1 will be presented on Friday, December 21st and the cost is $50 USD for the full day of presentations and video.