What a fun time at the User Conference Plenary sessions and map gallery reception! Along with all the cool stuff going on at ESRI and the continuing software developments, you had to be impressed with a pen that makes maps and a globe that projects the data like my computer screen. WAYYY cool!
The afternoon brought the impressively moving keynote by Professor Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, Environmentalist and Founder of the Greenbelt Movement. She identified a need in her homeland and banded with the women to make a change. Her work was inspirational. I want to run home and plant 20 trees! Check out her work at http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/!