I sat for five days and listened for five days. I took in: I wanted to be there, both the keynotes and presentations engaged me. I had built my own programme selecting from hundreds of breakouts. I was prepared, I knew what to expect, it was part of the deal.
The speakers were big guns that I respected and wanted to learn from. There was a bit of "fangirl" time going on there.
But a dimension was lacking: I wished some unconference times had been scheduled : I could have heard more but also talked and exchanged, built a better picture there and then.
Hazel blogged live here about her wish to an alternative approach to the conference lecture
And Viv captured it very well in this tweet: