Bill LeFebvre, the con chair of LISA2006, has announced the call for papers.
Earlier in my career I had no thoughts of writing a paper for LISA. However, I had a manager that encouraged me to write a paper just to see what happened. It was the best bit of career advice I ever received. Writing papers got me noticed, helped my career, and lead to things like books (which leads to fame, fortune, and zillions of groupies... oh wait, that's what you get for being a member of the Rolling Stones. Oh well, it's really quite similar.)
So why don't you consider writing a paper? Is there something cool that you've invented that would impress other sysadmins?
The annual LISA conference is the meeting place of choice for system, network, security, and other computing administrators. Administrators of all specialties and levels of expertise meet at LISA to exchange ideas, sharpen skills, learn new techniques, debate current issues, and meet colleagues and friends.
The web site also includes instructions for people that would like to submit ideas for "invited talks."