Drupal 8 development is underway, and there are some very exciting things coming down the pipe. I'll bring you up to speed with what's going on in the major Drupal 8 Core initiatives and by the time we're finished, you will have tangible ways to get involved in the next iteration of Drupal.
This presentation is based on webchick's Drupal 8 slides. Since Drupal 8 is under very active development, the slides/presentation will change between now and the time I give it. I will upload the new version too.