When you say you looked at the agenda, did you download the sessions db
? That is a bit easier to follow, although it also tends to impress upon you just how many choices there are to make. I usually start by deciding what I most want to learn about this year. Ask yourself questions such as:
1) Do I care more about a future version of Notes/Domino, and knowing what is coming, or about ways to work better with the version I have?
If you care more about the future version, the App Dev and Innovations tracks are better for you. If you care more about the current version, the Best Practices track is a better place to concentrate.
2) Am I more interested in System Administration or Development?
Most sessions fairly clearly fall in one area or the other
3a) (If you are a developer) Do I work more with the web or the Notes client?
If you work with the web, don't miss Rob Novak's sessions or anything by SNAPPS employees, or you could even check out my Integrating WYSIWYG Editors sessions. If you work with the Notes client, look at Rocky Oliver's sessions, or read the abstracts carefully to be sure the sessions apply.
3b) (If you are an administrator) Do I need to work more with configuration or maintenance or troubleshooting?
I am biased, but anything with Gabriella Davis or Andrew Pollack is worth going to, and I think they even have a session together this year. Don't miss it.
Seriously, there are lots and lots and lots of good sessions, but also don't miss the labs, as they can be even better for getting questions answered and seeing demos that speak directly to you, or let you speak directly with the people who design and build Lotus Notes/Domino/Quickplace/SameTime/etc. Enjoy! You will be tired at the end of the week, but it will have been worth it.