Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.
General: I am sure you have heard this before, these bits sound 'nice' but the overall language entity itself is starting to look haphazard.
Now for the Web: you mentioned Smalltalk (and also look to Ruby) you might take advantage that the web is a HTTP messaging environment and 'view' functions as "messages". Then truely REST-ful interfaces begin getting easy.