I have already talked to my department about adding an astronomy research class to our class choices next year and they are very enthusiastic.
Always impresses me how well a ‘kid’ can perform if supported and presented with a challenge that interests them.
Honestly, I left [the 2013 AAS] a bit more in love with astronomy. I just plain had fun wandering and treated myself to time as a learner. It is not often we, educators, get to slide out of expert mode and into learner mode.