The conference is organized as 15 parallel focus tracks, with 5 on each of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Each focus track has a theme and a fixed structure.
The focus tracks start with an introductory talk. If you don't need an introduction to your preferred focus track, take the opportunity to sit in on an introduction to one you are less familiar with.
The focus track continues with expository talks from speakers that are intimately familiar with the subject, either because they built it, or because they are experienced users.
We conclude the focus track with a panel discussion. This is where the experts (and you!) can challenge one another on the direction the industry is, or should be, taking.