Finally, the best experience I had at the conference was in the Scholar to Scholar session.
It was a pleasure to talk with the various researchers about their work, and to meet the Milwaukeeans who did a rich semiotic and social analysis of McDonald's.
But it was even better to see & meet the folks on the panel I put together that became a listening set of poster sessions. Molly Stoltz, Pat Arneson, Mark Huglen and Jum Floyd are doing cutting-edge work on listening theory and ethics.
I argued with them; it was the best and most engaging set of conversations at the convention.