Each year at the Open edX conference, we have a talk dedicated to the state of the Open edX project and platform. Typically that talk reflects on our accomplishments over the last year, discuss some challenges that we face together, and proposes some areas of shared focus for the future.
+1, and it would be nice to also include an update about the maintainers program, which is closely related. Happy to help putting some numbers together about the core contributor program, if that helps.
There has also been a lot of progress on the product side, both in terms of definition and decision-making processes. It would be a good occasion to tell everyone present how people/institutions can now participate in the product development of Open edX, and make Open edX better for themselves at the same time.
There have been a few new working groups being created too lately, it could be worth mentioning/advertising them.