For anyone that didn't get to attend this year's php|tek in Chicago, you really should check out this (very through) summary written up over on the PHPWomen.org site by Elizabeth Smith.
Chicago Illinois is the third largest city in the United States. It's also very different in personality and structure than other large US cities, taking on the rather laid back flavor that defines the Midwest, but also has the dubious distinction of being the "travel hub" of the United States. The size and travel possibilities made it an ideal location for the php|tek conference in May, hosted by php|architect.
She talks about the speakers, the location, people she met, keynotes (Rasmus and Marco Tabini) and tons of other great info. Check out the full post for the complete story.