After 9 face to face IGFs I'm missing the 10th one especially seeing some good colleagues this week at Jaoa de Pessoa in Brazil, my favourite country. But remote participation worked well: live text transcripts, video and webex, twitter, skype chats, jabber rooms.
Yes, it's missing human touch. Having returned from a hospital only yesterday I managed to participate at one remotely and spoke about my recent dissertation on trust.
Tonight I am also reminded of ultimate question posed by PJ Harvey: