"One conference to rule them all"
I just got back from Flash on the Beach '07 in Brighton - the lack of blog posts probably indicates how busy it has been between sessions, meeting up with friends and the various parties.
Its hard to pinpoint what exactly makes this conference so special but if I think John and the team hit the nail on the head with the mix of creative, technical and inspirational sessions and the fantastic speaker lineup. What I generally would like to see more at conferences is more advanced technical talks on AS3, Flex and AIR although the technical sessions were really good I'd say most were aimed at an intermediate audience.
Looking back my favorite session of the conference was without a doubt Jared Tarbell's - "Algorithms to Fill Space". His mix of math and creativity and presentation style blew my mind. Jared is also genuinely one of the nicest and down to earth people I know, hope to catch up with him again at conferences in the near future.
I've recorded Monday's Adobe keynote in full (some hilarious bits in there with Richard Galvan, Ted Patrick and Andrew Shorten) and about half of Mario Klingemann's new talk, will edit those down and get them up by this weekend.
Flash on the Beach '08 is planned for the end of September, I'm counting down the weeks!