For those of us who couldn't be at the panel discussion in Dresden this past August, this report is the next best thing. Piers Coleman of Rutgers has compiled the panel discussion on the very topic of the conference.
Abstract: Physicists gathered in august at Dresden for a conference about "Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases". As one part of the meeting, nine panelists hosted an open and free-wheeling discussion on the topic of the meeting. This article outlines the discussions that took place during at this panel-meeting on the afternoon of August 3rd, 2009.
It actually is quite entertaining to read, and the grouping by topics is actually quite useful and easier to follow. One can get an insight on why understanding the quantum criticality and phase transition is such an important aspect of condensed matter.