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RE: [web-49] anyone going to, or have thoughts on, AAG in Las Vegas?

From: diane l.
Sent on: Monday, March 16, 2009 1:35 PM
I was a bit put off by the "Sustainable Las Vegas" theme and
workshops...seems a bit disingenuous.

 
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Subject: Re: [web-49] anyone going to, or have thoughts on, AAG in Las
Vegas?

We (Google) went to AAG last year, doing 2 workshops about Google Geo
technologies (maps, earth, etc).

My impression is that the people there were interested in new web
technologies, but also un-familiar with them. For example - there was
only 1 person in the room the first time that knew JavaScript. But
lots of people came up afterwards and asked questions.

I think Google is going back this year again, but I'm not sure if
we're doing a workshop or talk.

I don't know if I myself would go as just an attendee.. look through
those sessions and see if enough sound interesting. :)


On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 4:51 AM, Eric Theise <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Being a believer in total immersion, I recently joined the Association
> of American Geographers (AAG) and will be going to their annual
> meeting in Las Vegas next week. ?The website says
>
> "Join 7,000 geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists
> from around the world in Las Vegas for the very latest in research,
> policy, and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience
> during the annual conference of the Association of American
> Geographers, to be held March 22-27, 2009."
>
> and estimates the number of presentations at 4,000. ?Four thousand
> talks in five days. ?Unbelievable.
>
> I was curious if any of you meetup-ers are going, or is/was a member
> of AAG, or has any thoughts at all about AAG, either on its own merits
> or as it intersects with web 2.0 applications and communities. ?This
> discussion list is notoriously short on discussion, but maybe this
> question could spark a few posts.
>
> Or feel free to flag me down at tomorrow night's meetup.
>
> Cheers, Eric
>
>
>
>
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