The Libre Software Meetings (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre) is a worldwide gathering of enthusiastic FOSS users that usually takes place in France. But this year the organizers decided to change a bit and it will take place in Switzerland, in Geneva to be precise. Although still in a french speaking territory, most of the talks and conferences will be in English.
Both are intended for beginners or graphic professionals that would like to know more about 3D creation with Blender. A bit of history, tools and scripting. Come mess around with vertices and meshes during the workshop.
I will also be in Geneva during the public weekend, when the events are more wide-public oriented. So if you happen to be there at that time, drop me a line and we can hangout.
By the way the events are free, and there will be open-source beer (not free though)