I'm back from Innsbruck, Austria, where I had a great time. The experience was certainly much better than I expected, considering I spent almost no time in planning any sightseeing because I was more preoccupied with preparing for the conference. I do feel the need to say this: even if you don't know how to ski, you definitely want to pay a visit to one of the ski resorts and take a lift up to a peak, where you will have your breath taken away by the sights.
Now I have to start off on the fact-finding mission in the States: I'll be switching multiple time zones in less than a couple of days. Hopefully, I will not die of a jet lag overdose.