I'm at a work-related conference today and tomorrow.. Most of the conferences I go to are out on the west coast, so when I get up at the ass-crack of dawn to get to the morning session, it's usually 10 or 11am in "real" (EST) time. So, when I log on to the 'net and check email, web pages, etc. they've usually had ample time to update since the night before.
This conference is in Bethesda.
I woke up at 6:30am, real time.
I've been at the conference for an hour, and it's not even 9am real time yet.