This was my third BEA (and last for a while, since next summer the conference is heading to Chicago). I enjoy it more each year because I scale back what I need to do and wander around and wind up finding some very cool stuff.
My personal highlights:
1) A temporary tattoo from Litographs.
2) Scoring a copy of Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio.
3) Having Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos autograph their amazing I Am Jackie Robinson for me, then my getting to read it to the kids. (Sniff.)