Some of the “sister conference” presentations at AAAI have been great. Roughly speaking, the conference organizers asked other conference organizers to come give a summary of their conference. Many different AI-related conferences accepted. The presenters typically discuss some of the background and goals of the conference then mention the results from a few papers they liked. This is great because it provides a mechanism to get a digested overview of the work of several thousand researchers—something which is simply available nowhere else.
There was also some discussion of having a super-colocation event similar to FCRC, but centered on AI & Learning. This seems like a fine idea. The field is fractured across so many different conferences that the mixing of a supercolocation seems likely helpful for research.