Like most people on here, I like both. But the social thing has to be friends, if I'm at a conference and don't know anyone I'll just mooch around and look at the posters. I wouldn't willingly go to any other event where I don't know anyone (although I managed DWCon, but then you only don't know anyone once
Giving lectures and public speaking doesn't bother me though.
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!