The slides of the talks are found here. Have a look. I did nor spot many discussions on how string theory describes nature. I did not spot many discussions on where the field is going.
The apostles of string theory are very depressed and subdued: Witten, Seiberg, Sen, Vafa etc.
Many have switched to exploring emergence: Maldacena, Arkani-Hamed, Myers etc. In his last slide, Arkani-Hamed concludes that both space-time and quantum theory must emerge together.
The summary talk is also worth it: a superb summary of how detached from reality the speakers are. Like the summary of a conference of the communist party...