This was the first time that I'd been to Labour conference, and I never realised how much fun it was. The best bit is just spending time with other Labour people, from spin doctors, people who work for charities or grassroots members.
I would recommend it to anyone who is feeling a bit down about the Labour Party at the moment, it really was cheering, and whatever your political views within the party you'll find plenty of like minded people to spend time with.
If you can't go as a delegate or any such, and you have the time to take off work for the time of conference, spending time as a volunteer is something I can recommend. You don't have to agree with everything the leadership says or does; volunteers, whether as stewards or in the media office or anywhere else, spend their time trying to make conference run smoothly so that the people going along have a good time. And hopefully by next year they'll have sorted out the administration of the passes and the leadership so it will be even more fun than this time.