The last time I attended this conference was two years ago, and things have changed a lot since then. Most notable is the fact that MICCA is taking up a lot less real estate.
Back then they took up three floors, with the sessions on the 2nd floor, administration, registration, souvenirs, etc. on the 1st floor, and the vendors all regulated to the basement. Now, except for registration and a small art exhibit, we’re all on the 2nd floor.
If I hadn’t been here two years ago when the building was so crowded it was hard to find a seat, I wouldn’t have noticed. I have a good idea why MICCA shrank, but I won’t get into that right now.
The good news is I got to see all the vendors during lunch, and I didn’t even have to skip a session to do it. This bodes well for me tomorrow, as it means people will be less likely to skip out of my session to play with the Macs that Apple has set up.