Two funny French (European?) things at this conference so far:
1) food - croissants are offered in huge baskets during the coffee breaks and are eaten without napkins or plates (just grab and go) - lunch and dinner are both 3 courses, and even though its buffet, you serve yourself one course at a time, sit, eat, get up and get another course, repeat.
2) the elevator - the floors are labeled: -1, 0, 1, 2, 3. I kid you not. I'll try to get a picture because its so fantastic to have a floor 0.