As Jeffrey said, An Event Apart Chicago was fantastic. There was a great energy in the room—not only in the speakers, but in the audience as well. The old talks felt like they had more punch, and the new material was crisp and fresh. We got a lot of really sharp questions during our talks, and even the between-session chatter crackled with high-level insight and ideas.
There have been some great shots posted in the Flickr group, which includes a few humble efforts from yours truly. Several of them give an idea of how packed the house was, and still there was a sense of intimacy. For this, I give a great deal of credit the venue itself; as Jason said, I just want to take it with us wherever we go.
Thanks to all who made the day so great. With the energy charge of Chicago still humming in my head, I’m looking forward to AEA New York more than ever.