still no paper reviews: wireless access at the conference was limited, and in a way this was a blessing. Instead of lugging my laptop around and fiddling with email in the middle of talks, I actually sat and listened (having to chair sessions helped as well). Not having the proceedings was a mixed blessing: most people felt that having access to the proceedings (or at least abstracts) would have made paper sampling a lot easier. On the other hand, I didn't have the urge to read the proceedings during talks.
Overall it was a nice conference, and Vancouver is a great town. For once, the hotel was quite pleasant, and the meetings rooms/lounging areas were just right.
over the next few days/weeks I will start posting some paper reviews, on whatever inspires me.