It wasn't open to the public. We didn't have those plastic nametags or plenary sessions or gather in a hotel ballroom. I did do those kinds of conferences this year and they were good. But my best conference this year was this one, with three lovely ladies:
We discussed problems + solutions.
We asked probing questions.
We planned + networked + made new connections.
We conferred + conferenced.
And booked a great closing session performance.