If you notice there is a new conference listed on the "Awesome Conferences" listing on EverythingSysadmin.com: CHIMIT 2011
CHIMIT is a conference for people that study IT people, how we work, and how we can work better. It is a small conference and I encourage people (sysadmins and researchers) to participate. We need more things like this!
I've mentioned CHIMIT a number of times including a longer explanation of why this is an important area of study and reported about a panel I was on too.
This year CHIMIT is in Boston, Dec 4-5, 2011. It is concurrent with LISA so you can attend both very easily.
If you know a researcher that studies Human Factors in IT, please make sure they know about the Call For Contributions: http://chimit.acm.org/cfp