I'm not an AAM veteran by any means, but from what I hear, this is, or at least within living memory, was, true:
Where was the best party? If it could be found, a technie from California told me, it would be thrown by "the shippers." The shippers? That's right. The folks who transport art apparently also know how to throw a good bash. And if these shippers do throw a party, expect to see lots of museum registrars and librarians getting sloshed. Really? "Librarians are heavy drinkers," an attendee from Indiana said.
Glad to see that Exhibitionist is developing nicely. I blanked on the session with Dan Kennedy this morning and went to a different one instead. Evidently HubArts was given some praise, though I doubt this site registered . . . and, actually, I'm rather grateful for that.