An interesting post from the Constructing Modern Knowledge conference:

This past week, I had the pleasure of attending Constructing Modern Knowledge (#CMK10), a one of a kind learning institute. The "minds on" institute did not have sessions to shuffle in and out of in hopes of catching a few nuggets that I might address when I return to the "real world". No, this was different.

Worth a read as an example of compelling alternative conference design (I wrote about SciBarCamp last year).