This conversation reminds me of a question and answer.
Q. What is the best way in the next month to meet TEI gurus, share
experiences, get new ideas, and influence the future direction of the
A. Why, of course, travel to Pisa in gloriously autumnal Italy for 2
days of the TEI Consortium's first members meeting, November 16th and
17th. Don't you want to be one of the first people to get a pre-release
copy of the new TEI Guidelines, mark P4, in all their ragin' glory?
just a thought. all the info is on http://www.tei-c.org