Thanks to the EEF newsletter for pointing out this interview (in French) with Beatrix Midant-Reynes, which I missed. Midant-Reynes is a prominent Predynastic specialist, director of the Adaima excavation, and one of the principal organizers of the Origines (predynastic) conference in Toulouse: "Béatrix Midant-Reynes vient de présider un colloque international sur l'Egypte prédynastique. Elle pose pour nous les enjeux scientifiques de sa discipline". See the above page for the full interview.
I sometimes do miss items not written in English, due to the way in which I conduct searches, so if you see any relevant items that I have missed, and that are written in a widely spoken language, please let me know of the URL so that I can post it on the blog.