Before getting to explore the expo much, I had a chance to grab some afternoon tea on the Queen Mary with +Nicole Schwartz, +Jen Piccotti and Tegan of +Amoda Tea. Their full tea service didn't strike my fancy so I opted for a gravlax sandwich, corn chowder and crème brûlée for desert. The room was elegantly appointed and our view of the waterfront was every enjoyable. However, I was sad to see that the tea was served in a fold over tea bag and left to sit the whole time. We fished our bags out with spoons even though it felt a bit uncouth so that we could avoid having a bitter cup.
After the show ended everyone started migrating to the networking reception. After hearing stories about last year's awkwardness I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Much to my surprise there was a disco cover band and a convoy of local food trucks. Ever a sweet-tooth, I ordered a grilled smores sandwich. The music was a bit too loud to really be able to network but there was lots of great conversation once their set was over.
If you missed it, make sure that read about Day 1!