One area I want to focus more on is making it easier for people to participate in the community. I think one way this is made difficult is through many little things the uber-geeks don't even think about. So I'd like to put out a request right now for someone to submit a talk for YAPC next year called "How we communicate in the Perl community" Here's the outline:
You get the idea. Any one of these might be a full 20 minute or 40 minute session, but an overview would be nice to get people in. I think many people forget the initial difficulty learning all this stuff, and it creates a conference inside a conference that people are excluded from when they don't know about these things.
I might do the talk myself, but I'm far from an expert in any of these, especially IRC. Maybe someone would like to do a presentation with me and do the IRC part?