So the attendees of the conference from my neck of the woods experienced what can only be called conference deja vu and found the conference, as last year:
over catered, over boozed and over the top with academic rhetoric.
Although the hard cold lump that was my librarian heart, was warmed and brought to a flutter when the three public librarians in attendance presented their papers, about things that mattered to PUBLIC LIBRARIANS. Hell, so far, has not frozen over.
My colleagues are a proverbial tip of the sheer talented iceberg that lay in wait for the the next annual conference, I just hope there is a professional association still around by that time.