I'm never going to have time to tidy these up, so here they are as they were scribbled on a post-it note closer to the Museums and the Web 2011 conference:
- Stand on the shoulders of giants - so much great work is better because it's based on the experience and work of others. There's a sea change in attitudes about making the most of existing work, and maybe it's just cos I was hanging out with cool people, but the 'not invented here' syndrome seems to be dead.
- The cool kids share failures and mistakes - people's wonderful honesty about things that went wrong is amazing and can be so powerful
- Twitter went from back channel to summarising, sending quotable quotes flying out from the conference, and to socialising - finding the hang outs was so much easier because there were lots of open invitations to explore places.
- Processes and people over tech - tech is now generally the easy part, and the less interesting part.
- Lots of anecdotal evidence about how much audiences love 'behind the scenes' content.
- I kept noticing things about the power of storytelling but that could just be because I'm really interested in it.
- I've only just figured this one out, but a lot of the conference was about engagement, whether through games, interactions with mobile devices, participatory projects, whatever. Access is dead, long live engagement.