Minions of Isidore is spot on. (On so many things. I don't know who's behind this blog, but s/he is brilliant.)
This is the third year now that I haven't been at Winter Institute, and oh yes I miss it. Two years ago, those of us in the Boston area who didn't make it to the main event in DC met up at Porter Square Books for the #WiNot Tweetup. This year, I just followed along via Twitter.
It's not the same as being there, especially when nuance is required. But there's still quite a lot to think about.