A dear friend and former colleague notified me of an upcoming event for Jim. From Werner Vogels‘ site:

On May 31 2008 a tribute will be held at UC Berkeley to honor Jim Gray, who went missing during a solo sailing trip in January of this year. Although Jim is listed as missing, and will be until 2011, a Tribute be held to honor him before too much time has passed. There are two parts to this event:

The morning event, which will be in a very large hall, is open and public; the technical session, which is in a smaller hall, and for which you need to register. More details at the Tribute website.

I expect to attend.