I'm just back from two very exhausting days as part of the ECOOP PC that met on Thursday/Friday at Imperial College, London.
It was a very exciting but tiring couple of days. In the end we're going to have a great conference - we've accepted a really good selection of papers.
The process was very thorough - some papers were discussed for over 45 (heated) minutes! Jan did a wonderful job making sure that everyone who wanted to had a say. Moreover, we discussed many, many, many papers. We really needed two full days of arguing! (I had the good fortune of sitting between Kathleen Fisher and Doug Lea - so it was never dull!)
So, come to Cyprus in July! There's not only going to be a great programme, but you should definitely buy Jan a beer.
PS: MacBook Air count amongst the PC: 2