Richard (Dickie) Self delivered the keynote. I was particularly struck by the notion of listening to the non-human actants in our cyborg communicative interactions. He talked about listening to "access," listening to the files and the demands they make not only on users but on creators, listening to the wiki. I have typically thought of these things in terms of "the social life of information," media ecologies, and infrastructure support, but "listening to the actants" is a nice refinement on those concepts, and foregrounds the cyborg-ness of our communications.
It also seems like Dickie is a bit of a McLuhanite! He acknowledged that we need to engage ourselves and our students in "learning a living" and "living well with our technologies." He also drew on Bernard Stiegler, who I am not familiar with, but who seems to have adopted a McLuhan-esque view of history and technology.