First, gratitude is expressed to those generous souls who presented this Kat with various items of mammalian memorabilia (books, postcards, maneki-nekos and the like): he can't thank you all personally since some came unsigned, but the thought behind these little gifts is very much appreciated.
Secondly, the IPKat thanks the ancillary staff at Allen & Overy LLP for working so hard to keep the event running smoothly. Adam the sound technician, together with the squad of well-trained waiters, waitresses, door-hold-openers and cloakroom staff -- your unobtrusive efficiency was a credit to you.
Thirdly, our gratitude is extended to the hundreds of registrants who played their part too, by leaving (as far as possible) no-one alone and without company during the break and the reception, and for brazenly introducing themselves to some of the celebrities present, regardless of the latter's status and temperament.
And now for an apology: several of yesterday's speakers have asked for a little time to revise their PowerPoint presentations in the light of yesterday's discussions and their consequent afterthoughts, so please be patient with us while this process takes place. The PowerPoints will be posted soon, as will be news of when the recording of the seminar will be available.