Wow, based on what I'm reading, I'm almost glad that I can't go to the conference. (I can't because as a teacher/principal, I can never get away this time of the year, and they won't move the date of the conference, so I won't be able to go until I retire!).
Anyway, although I can't be there, I did submit 6 clerihews for the clerihew contest.
So maybe I'll be there in spirit.