This conference is so fun. I know enough people that I can socialize and network to have a great time. I've seen a few potential tenure letter writers (PTLW) and I've been able to pick their brains. They are all supportive. One PTLW told me that they had reviewed a grant of mine and though that it was great!! I hope it gets awarded.
My talk is on a day and time that no one will be attending, so the pressure is mostly off. Its fun fun fun. Weeee.
I remember being graduate student at these conferences, and feeling lonely because I didn't know so many people. It's all different now.