It seems like all of my friends are at this conference right now. Unfortunately I was not able to afford it this year. I'm hoping to go next year. It sounds like a really good time. The link I provided is the gateway page to the whole conference. What I wanted you to see though is that plenary videos are being posted there. It is a really great way to get people involved who could not be there. It is a very expensive conference and a lot of people are never going to be able to head to San Diego, so it is really a pretty decent thing to provide for those people.
There are way to many plenary videos to talk about in this post. I was thinking of posting on some of the others later in the week. For now I will talk about a few things from the Welcome session. Dangermond gives a very warm and welcoming talk. His review of maps and projects was great. I liked the number of public health projects. The Wasteshed study from Los Angeles really peaked my interest. I am going to see if I can find out some more information about that. And the award to Hong Kong Land Department got me thinking about how unbelievably difficult and massive their department must be. I have worked with assessors departments that were so small that they still used mylar for their parcel information. I cannot even imagine how hard their job would be without a well developed enterprise GIS.
If you are at the conference give me a shout. If you are trapped at home keep watching the plenary videos.