I attended the Fall 2015 DNS-OARC workshop in Montreal, Canada earlier this month. DNS-OARC is the "DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center", and the premier venue for discussion and information sharing on DNS operations, protocol implementations, and research. As its website notes, DNS-OARC "brings together key operators, implementors, and researchers on a trusted platform so they can coordinate responses to attacks and other concerns, share information and learn together."
Allison Mankin and I gave a talk on DNS Privacy:
I also gave another talk on DANE: