Conference Day... The public culmination of roughly four months of effort for each of the groups. In the end, I think everyone did a fantastic job of representing both themselves and the program. All of the presentations were extremely polished, and it was very clear that every group had spent no small amount of effort on crafting their message, to say nothing of the quality of the research itself.
I particularly appreciated Jessica's work as chair of the A cluster... Given the diversity in project focus, having someone there who had already been exposed to the research and who was willing to ask leading questions and deliberately draw the groups into a deeper waters was fantastic. Go Jessica! :)
Afterwards, of course, Alexei did a typically brilliant job of organizing appropriate post-conference refreshments in the courtyard.