CC Salons are global events focused on building a community of artists and developers around Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology. The first event took place in San Francisco in 2006 with intention for the idea to replicate in other locations internationally. Since then salons have sprung up in 15 different cities around the world.
The format for each event varies based on the location, but the overall concept is simple. CC Salons are open forums for people who are interested in the issues surrounding Creative Commons and global participatory culture. If you're interested in attending - check out the upcoming salons. If you're city doesn't have one - feel free to start your own. Check out the resources for starting your salon for extra info.