We need 3 learning tracks, beginner Intermediate advanced
The current "one experience level" fits all just doesn't work. Rails is very complex and it is difficult to design a session for everyone that is not too elementary or too advanced. I believe that many people shy away from RailsConf because they feel it is too advanced and they will be overwhelmed. I would like to see a beginner track that allows the raw enthusiast a "from scratch" learning path and other more advanced tracks for more experienced folks.
This would make it much easier for presenters to develop curriculum and I think it could be sold as a complete learning path.