In the past years I’ve had discussion about a Drupal academic initiative with many people. 2011 seems to be an excited moment to see the many discussion turn into actions. A good project needs to have at least a small user group to help shape the initiative. To do so we plan three events during different Drupal events. The first one is very "ad hoc" and will happen soon: Devdays 5 and 6 February. You can join the discussion on the session pageThe second meeting (BoF) is planned during Drupalcon Chicago in March. If all goes well this will result in a research-track during Drupalcon London in August. There is still much to do and any help is welcome.