So, at the beginning of the week, I mentioned that one of the reasons why conferences are such great opportunities and experiences for graduate students is that it inspires new research ideas. Aside from seeing all the new presentations with new results and ideas, getting feedback from one's own presentation is extremely rewarding. After I presented yesterday afternoon, I had lots of insightful questions asked. Luckily, I was able to field the majority of them, but it's a great experience for getting new ideas of how one can further prove one's hypothesis, as well as what referees and reviewers may bring up when reviewing a submitted paper on the work. Add to the fact, that the room is filled with big heavyweights in the field asking you questions, you know that these are the prime people you want "pre-reviewing" your work. All in all, I believe this kind of experience is pivotal to the maturation of both a graduate student and their work.