I was especially looking forward to Ampersand today because web typography is growing so quickly and conferences are such a great way to learn a lot in a short time.
Some of the talks (like Jonathan Hoefler) were brilliant. There was a huge round of applause to the news that the entire Hoefler & Frere-Jones library will be released soon for web use - it's great news because their typefaces are such good quality and it was obvious how much work had gone into each one, and making it useful for web. I feel like I have left the conference with a better understanding of how fonts are put together and crafted. Although it was a shame we couldn't stay for the party, I was so excited about creating great type on the web that I couldn't help but whip something up on the train back :)