The BIL conference was a huge success! People came, saw, and learned! And HELPED! And heckled! And spoke, and listened, and shared! And they were FREE!
What a delightful exchange of ideas in a beautiful city, itself vibrating from the exquisitely well-funded mindfuck that is TED!
What a rapid setup and takedown and pitching-in from all types of people! No politics, no figureheads, no exclusion but for the capacity regulations of a borrowed venue!
What utterly chaotic noise, what focus, what network, what beautiful minds and new friends!
I don't remember when I was last so engaged by so many brilliant input streams! My extrovert batteries are charged and buzzing and hungry for more!
I know I'm going to read some cynical dissection of the event tomorrow, somewhere, or someone might comment about how I should calm down, but I don't care. The energy coursing through me was siphoned from that which whipped around the rooms. This was a first, a unique community, an experiment gone imperfectly well, and this will only lead to more people who see the very accessibility of these gatherings!
It made me want to change the world!
I'm going to contribute some significant portion to next year's! I want to have a Decompression! This was a spirit that can be seen again, as long as the world and universe beyond continue to give us visions! And it will, it really will. Hah! Outstanding!