ok, heres my best rendition of my time in ottawa so far:
wed: breakfast, lecture, lecture, lunch, lecture, dinner, party
thurs: breakfast, lecture, lecture, lunch, nap, lecture, dinner, screening, screening
fri: sleep in, breakfast, screening, dinner, party, party
sat: breakfast, panel, lunch, panel, screening, nap, dinner, screening, party
highlights so far have been the new york independent animators screening, mainly a film by Christy Karacas called space war!, a 3d and stop motion gothic film ( ya, i wouldnt think so either ), don hertzfeldt's film "the meaning of life", and oddly enough an experimental film about the soviet union.
inspiration can come from the most interesting of places.