One thing that I applaud was that the workshop materials, plus more goodies, were given to us via the web so that they could be updated real time. It was environmentally friendly, as well, ensuring that they would be printed by the participants only if needed.
The speaker I was most looking forward to was John Paul, who was last. Unfortunately, his presentation seemed very rushed which left me wanting to take a longer workshop with him (if I can ever swing that). When registering for the Print Academy tracks, I was not sure if the working pro was the correct fit for me, and while attending I was surprised at how much of the material I already knew. I guess I have learned more than I thought over the years. However, I would have preferred a track that went deeper than this because I know I still have much to learn. Finally, I was really struck by how few women were in attendance in the pro session. I would estimate our attendance at about 10-15%. Having worked in "men's professions" throughout my life, I was really struck that there were no women in the panel and just a sprinkling of women participants in the pro session.