Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris (Collection of world-class performers’ tools, tactics, and routines!) He host an insightful interview podcast series if that’s your cup of tea.
Interviews with inspirational people of all walks of life:
Design Driven – monthly speaker series. Free to attend, but quickly fills up. Speakers from: Buzzfeed, Kickstarter, VICE, GitHub, Audible, Facebook, eBay, SVA, etc. I attend almost monthly.
IxDA – Interaction Design Association.
Meetup and Eventbrite are best sources for local events as well, particularly talks, panels, portfolio nights, weekend UX events such as Protohack and Service Jam. All you need to do is a search of terms on either site.