I attended this conference last year for the first time and came away suitably impressed. Lots of good speakers, decent content, great location — my hometown no less. This year, Dr. Lawrence Lessig is doing the keynote.
The plan is to hit a pre-conference workshop on identity to try to get a feel for other identity management implementations, then attend the main conference over the next two days.
And, yes, after a hard day of slogging, 100 different varieties of draft beer can be found at the Irish Times Pub on Government St.