VizThink 09 kicked off today with the opening reception in the lobby lounge, along with an Fairmont’s Oscar party. By my count about 60 – 70 VizThinkers congregated around the bar under the big screen broadcasting the Oscars. Lots of conversation, mingling and networking going on. A bit noisy and congested for my taste so I hung around the periphery with the Brazilian SOAP team and then cut out to E&O Trading Co. again for Indonesian BBQ beef and Alaskan Winter Ale. Mmmmmm! General session starts at 8:30 tomorrow so it’s time for bed. Looking forward to Day 1 of VizThink 09.