The Amaz!ng Meeting 2011: TAM9 From Outer Space. It was too big and there's too much to say for me to even attempt a summary post. I'm still tingly from all the skeptical goodness of the conference and the conferees.
The speakers are always wonderful and the attendees? You want to meet more of them than the space-time continuum allows.
One highlight was running into a former student who said he was there because of the skepticism lessons I sprinkled throughout the school year. Wow! As if I wasn't buzzed enough from the "teacher crack" that the story of Jessica Scheimer provided. It may be quite a while before I come down.
One thing I like to imagine I can do better than most at TAM is getting photos of the presenters in action. The photographic conditions are less than ideal, and I don't use flash. Anyway, I'll use this post to link to my Flickr TAM9 photo albums as I finish the post-processing on them. I tried using my "big-boy" gear for the first time at TAM this year: Canon 60D, 24-105mm lens, 100-400mm lens, ballhead and tripod. My trusty 32 GB SD card had enough capacity for each day's shoot. The camera battery didn't fail, but I always switched to the backup in the afternoon at a convenient moment to avoid an inopportune outage.
Active links are completed albums. Inactive links are "in progress."
TAM9 Thursday, July 14 Workshops I Attended
TAM9 Friday, July 15 Morning Speakers and Panels
TAM9 Friday, July 15 Afternoon Speakers and Panels
TAM9 Saturday, July 16 Morning Speakers and Panels
TAM9 Saturday, July 16 Afternoon Speakers and Panels
TAM9 Sunday, July 17 Presenters