I have already learned some things and have summed up some of my thoughts in this video:
As a kick-off for the official conference there was a reception at the Anchorage Museum which included entry to the Star War's exhibit. There was a pretty long line to get in, even though the museum was only open to the conference attendees. As I got closer to the front I realized that they were only letting in 6 people at a time into a life-size replica of the Millennium Falcon's cockpit. If you saw Avatar in 3-D you probably won't be impressed.
The Museum website says:
In this simulated ride to the edge of the universe, a multimedia presentation explores what we know about our galaxy. A 3-D Bose sound system brings to life the Millennium Falcon’s beeping cockpit instruments and the roar of passing spaceships.
The five-minute show is narrated by Anthony Daniels, who portrayed C-3PO in the films.