It's on! Really just the start, but I have already learned a ton and reconnected with friends that I only get to see at these events.
Melanie Perry is the coolest person to just talk to about geeky things and books.
Joe Eichenseer from IMAGINiT is simply the smartest person I know.
Bob Palioca from ideate has the most intersting ideas about data and the future.
Carl Bass had a great slide in the opening address.
I think this year is all about fireing us up on technology and the ideas that anything is possible for anybody. PCs are cheap, sensors are cheap, data is available... what we should do with it is up to us.
You got to love being empowered to go out and change the world!