I went to Renpar 18. Renpar is a periodic meeting of the French parallelism community meeting, with some long talks by guests and short talks, mainly for students and young researchers. It took place in Fribourg (Switzerland) this year. I especially enjoyed the two last invited talks (computer engineering in the fifties, and a presentation of economic models for free software by a senior manager of Mandriva).
Heithem Abbes, a Tunisian student with whom I work, made a talk. No surprises there. The organisation of the conference was very good, with unlimited access to the transportation network of the city of Fribourg.
Many contacts were taken for further research collaboration, with people usually too far to talk with. That is good.
The social event was a tour of the village of Gruyère, where the most famous cheese is produced. We saw the castle first, then a cheese factory. The evening took place in a restaurant, where we had a wonderful cheese fondue.
More pictures available on my personal blog.