So there were definitely two big themes in the talks on the first day of the conference.
The first has been about how to use event-based systems to create flexible aggregate data models. All speakers seem to have settled on a reduce or foldLeft approach for creating the aggregate but there have been two models put forward already CQRS and a kind of Aggregate query bus but really it seems that responsibility for accepting event data and allow querying and access to aggregated views seem to be responsibilities in the same system.
The other thing has been creating query systems using logical predicates. The were no less than three generic query systems put forward: core.logic for low-level flexible implementations that identify either data or results and two general query libraries: one from Datomic and the other from Cascalog.