ArcReady is a neat series of events hosted by Microsoft and targeted to architects or folks who are interested in software architecture.
This quarter's event is on architecting distributed apps. There are events in Columbus on 2 October and Cincinnati on 7 October. Other events are scattered throughout the Central region, so the odds are you can find something close to you.
Check out the ArcReady site for more information on the session and for info on registering.