I pursued an important meeting with a UK GLAM institution. Attending Wikimania gave me a chance to interact with other chapters, volunteers, WMF staff/board. Face to face meetings always help take things forward. During Wikimania I felt this years program and execution was strong.
The requirement for a report on what WMF funded recipients did at Wikimania is an excellent idea. I would recommend it should be followed annually on meta by everyone funded by WMF, including staff and board.