I just returned from AOSD 2006 in Bonn, Germany with over 250 people in attendence even with TheServerSide symposium and EclipseCon happening the same week. There was good representation from architects and developers who came to share their experiences and learn more, as well as participation from tool developers and a large contingent of researchers and grad students. It's great to see the caliber of students who are excited about AOP and recent graduates who are using and promoting AOP at their new companies.
Next year the conference is in Vancouver, and I'm responsible for publicity. I'd love to hear your ideas for how we can reach out to more of those interested in aspects. Some of this year's highlights follow as additional blog entries.