This is really more to ask you all for feedback of various types. I'm curious about a few things:
1. What did you think of the different session lengths being all mixed together? I heard it was a bit tough for we older folks to get used to at first, while the younger ones jumped right in with no problem. I found it confusing, but I think more because of the sheer volume of offerings in any given couple of hours slot. Which brings me to...
2. What did you think about integrating VES into PCMA? As much as it made for a ridiculously long week last year, I think I preferred having VES piggyback rather than mesh with PCMA. There were just too many things to choose from, and all too often I ended up putting the VES sessions second.
3. Learning Lounge thoughts? I loved the Really Live Chats, would like to have them promoted more so you get a better sense of what's going on and who the facilitators are. Also more info ahead of time on the videos and how it all works. I also loved the Big Ideas Pavilion; again, I'd like to have had a better sense of who was talking about what and when, though the serendipity of what I ended up going to was sublime. I didn't go to much at the APP4that, but I liked what I did go to and heard a lot of similar sentiments. I did almost nothing at Digital U and Society just because I couldn't work it in. I'd love to hear how those worked (or didn't) for you.
4. Last but not least, I'd like to put together an online gallery of images from the conference so the poor peeps who couldn't be there can at least enjoy it vicariously--I took a bunch of photos, but photography is not my forte. If you have any nice shots of yourself, your colleagues, your peers, funky hats, or whatever else struck your fancy at PCMA12 that you'd like to share (and that those in the shots wouldn't mind sharing!), please e-mail them to me at [email protected] (and include who and what are in the shots, of course, and how you would like to be credited as the photographer). I've seen a few on the Twitter stream that were just fantastic!