What a day! I'm going through my posts and cleaning them up, adding links, and saying whatever I can remember of what I was thinking while taking messy notes on the fly.
I loved meeting so many people... I have a pocketful of cards, though I can't remember who everyone was now that I'm looking at the cards. Who was that woman taking photos of my socks? And was I too appalling to show her my underwear? Did she blog it? Was my maxi-pad showing?
And the other person who was lying on the floor and taking pictures of us all handing each other cards? I must have taken her card, but I've forgotten her name.
I liked how very few people were uptight at this conference and in fact everyone was running around being a little bit obnoxious and joking about how they were upskirting us all. In retrospect it seems obvious that it was going to be a conference full of loud, mouthy, out-there women. How glorious! There were also the super professional techies and the law people, who were generally more circumspect than the trash-talking moms and journalists. But it wasn't like... there weren't hordes of scary slick marketing people running everything. Huzzah. Perhaps they were there, but studying us quietly and wondering what makes us tick.
I was SO hyper! I'm crashing and burning now, with a day's worth of email to catch up on, and a mind buzzing with ideas & faces & overstimulation.
That was a great conference, especially for being organized so quickly & so much of it on the fly. Advice, if anyone's looking: I would point to the WisCon Unsurpassed Perfectlly Organized Mother-of-All-Pocket-Programs as a model for scheduling and info.