There were a few people trying to make some deals in the hospitality suite following the banquet, but there wasn't much to choose from; Perhaps a more "formal" event can be scheduled in San Diego next year (and the followng years). With a little advanced notice for the attendees, there could be some real treasures to exchange hands. I think this would be a fun addition to the conference.
I actually came across across a guy trying to trade in the hospitality suite...I made off with a bottle of New Glarus R&D Golden Ale (which was opened at the banquet)...thanks Terry
Yeah I was a little late on the original post...Next year I'll try to post earlier...