The opening statement was done by Jeffrey Zeldman.
Next was Jeffrey Zeldman. One word - just brilliant. He spoke his mind. He spoke what he goes through each day. His experience. I liked his sense of practicality. I loved the fact that I learned something from his experiences. His second presentation was just as good. He talked about another practical aspect - selling. He taught. He inspired. He was fun to listen to. He let me peek inside his brain to see how he thinks of user interface design. I just loved it. I met him in the party later in the night. His book Designing with Web Standards (2nd Edition) is a must-read.
I mingled, ate and drank, talked and clicked a lot of photos. That is what I call a party, after a hard day's work. I retired for the night, looking forward to Day 2.