The D2L Unconference was held in Chicago, coordinated by Kyle Mackie. A fun-filled social event with lightning presentations (mine was "Barbecued Twitter Sandwich), Karaoke PowerPoint, and Kyle leading a sing-a-long on ukulele. Antonio Garcia @a_m_garcia was the guest speaker sharing inspiring words to take time to be creative, it's OK to make mistakes, Life is Beta http://amgarcia.com/
Desire2Learn's Users Conference was excellent. Keynote speaker Joel Coen, writer producer for the Simpsons was a highlight. I was proud to help those I supervise develop and submit proposals to present with success.
This video shares about the conference experience better than I can (I'm in it too!).