Day 1 is done! And I hope that none of the behind the scenes angst ridden moments (and there were a number of these, let me tell you ...) found their way into public display. And the sun even broke through the clouds by the afternoon (no, dear Inquirer: that is not Los Angeles smog - that's June Gloom, in late October. Too bad). The best bit of running a conference is, it turns out, seeing all one's friends - like having a big big party. And all the red lanyards look very cool, as does the program cover (if I take credit for nothing else, and honestly I feel that everyone else on the team has done it all - I whimper and scamper for cover at the thought of dealing with Hotel Management - it's for Design).