Lots of interesting general science here as well as a lot of material about innovation, communicating with the public and internet resources everything! The session on using crowdsourcing to fund science projects was so crowded I couldn't even get near the door to the session! On the fun side, Nathan Myrvohld's talk on Science in the Kitchen was really entertaining - for example, his research on wine decanting, often a feature of the presentation of expensive wines in fancy restaurants led him to a new method he calls 'hyperdecanting.' You will probably be surprised at his technique!
Had a good conversation with folks from the Exploratorium, one of my favorite hands-on science museums and they were enthusiastic about the Innovation 5 concept and agreed that the mixing of a hands-on innovation for kids into an prototyping space was a concept they had not heard about elsewhere. Talked to a reporter for NOVA who may contact us for a show in the planning stages on innovation!
Another fun event was an evening with Ig Nobel prize winners. Perhaps the most amusing part of the ceremony for the Innovation 5 crowd is that the 'human spotlight' (the guy painted siver with the flashlight) is Jim Bredt, one of the pioneers in the field of 3D printing!