Well, if you were to believe The Press, this is how the Convention looked:
... complete with furries, semi-furries, bondage fairies, and assorted other ill-socialized types.
When, in fact, 90% of the time, this is how the Convention looked:
... featuring corporate representatives, major charities, and developers of assorted stripes.
Also, if you believe The Press, the whole conference was all about cybersex.
I attended most of the "MacArthur meta-track", ping-ponging between the Business and Education tracks, with the occasional venture into the Social and Machinima tracks. Here's the list of what I was at:
MacArthur Foundation Keynote
I.P. Rights and the Law in S.L.
Humanities and the Arts
Teens Making Machinima within Non-Profits
Art World Market
Best Practices Bringing Non-Profits into S.L.
Events and Marketing in S.L.
Case Studies: Selling Real-Life Products
Role of Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds
S.L. and the Media
It's too bad that nearly all the post-convention ink concentrated on the one party and one workshop. There was a lot of serious work being done there!