The good news is that I actually went to a couple sessions. It's just that they were way, way crowded.
So I would stay for a while and then I skipped one in the afternoon and just chilled out in my room. And uh, then I might have skipped the big speech and walked to go get dinner.
But then! I forced myself to go to the cocktail hour and I stayed for an hour! I introduced myself to one of the speakers, who was great and very nice, and I saw someone I'd worked with a decade ago and latched onto him like bird poop on a car.
Now I am EXHAUSTED. Tomorrow is another long day, but at least there is no schmoozing.
Thank you for all your kind words yesterday!