Google's John Mueller (of Google Switzerland) announced in a Google+ post that Google will be hosting an "Office Hours' hangout on Google+ for webmasters on Wednesday.
They do this 1-3 times a week, but there's a lot of learning opportunity. Mueller says:
When: Wednesday, 25 January 2012 at 10am CET/9am GMT / http://goo.gl/I0E25 / http://goo.gl/u5Dr9
Where: A hangout here on Google+. It works best with a webcam + headset. You can find out more about Hangouts and how to participate at http://goo.gl/ZH9xZ
Topic? Anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, duplicate content, Sitemaps, Webmaster Tools, pagination, duplicate content, multi-lingual/multi-regional sites, etc.
Google asks that participants bring questions or post them here on this Google+ update in the comments.
I'm guessing the page layout algorithm change will be a a topic that comes up.