I'll make this quick, but I just wanted to tell the folks going to the SCBWI Winter Conference in NYC...Bon Voyage! May you make contacts, learn incredible new techniques, come home inspired, and experience One Magical Thing.
My magical thing last year was meeting my incredibly awesome agent, who is one of the speakers this year (Go, Edward!!), at the Writer's Intensive. I know from experience - when an agent is speechless at your work, it's probably a good sign.
Keep your eyes open for your Magical Thing. I can't wait to hear about it!