Overall, this conference was not as good as the previous two. I'd heard quite a few of the talks before - minor increments don't count. New blood and new ideas are needed before the next one. I felt I identified a couple of themes from the meeting:
- Many isolated individuals failing to influence practice in their institutions, or beyond.
- A tendency to ask students to do more and more, be expert in all areas, do everything at once. Get real! If you want them to do something new, what are you prepared to drop so they can do it?
- Twitter Hashtag: #sltc09
- Delicious: sltc09
- Flickr tag: sltc09
- Slideshare: sltc09
- and the SLTC09 Friendfeed Group which aggregates and archives all the above. As well as making it easier to keep up with the disseminated chatter across networks, this FriendFeed group now provides a semi-permanent archive of what would otherwise be ephemera (thoughts, opinions, links) around the main conference presentations.