From those who attended the conference:
ACES was very likely the best conference I have ever attended, and not just because of the theme.
The OCI team was outstanding. The conference was so well run from a logistics and host perspective that it is nearly impossible to find anything that even needs improvement.
Posh hotel but quite inexpensive; delicious food provided for every meal; wonderfully done, attractive, succinct materials (best "program" document ever), advanced AV pre-loads that worked, very thorough speaker and moderator communications, good website; in short - everything about this conference from a "meetings" perspective was extremely well planned and managed.
Thank you so much. If I ever decide to plan a conference, I will look you up!
Roger G. Sayre, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA