Also sat in on an agent panel reviewing conference attendee query letters. They told the person reading off pitches to stop when they'd ditch the pitch, and then they'd discuss why they lost the plot. Think a couple points sunk in. One pitch was being read and Janet Reid interrupted to snag it for herself, so clearly there are good reasons to go to conferences, aside from the edumacation I've been getting.
Tomorrow I have my official agent appointment. Here's hoping I don't blow it!