I had an interesting conversation with Ryan Coleman, product manager at Puppet Labs. He gave me a preview of some of the things being announced soon and highlighted at PuppetConf next week. If you can't attend, you can livestream the conference for free. In particular, the keynote is on Thurs, Oct 8th at 9am PT (noon ET).
How to livestream the entire conference is here: http://info.puppetlabs.com/PuppetConf2015LiveStream.html
It isn't too late to grab a ticket and attend in-person!