What is missing at the 2006 ESRI User Conference?

uc06_logo.jpgI’ve been checking up on the agenda for the ESRI User Conference 2006 (online, can’t find a PDF to print out) and I’ve been trying to figure out what I should go to. Since I went to all those “What’s new in ArcGIS 9.2” last year I won’t bother with them this year, so I’m going to focus on probably ArcIMS (our bread and butter) as well as some ArcWeb stuff. I was surprised to see that there isn’t any session called “Creating Mashups with ArcWeb Explorer”. You’d think ESRI would want to capitalize on this mashup phenomena with a session tied to creating quick mashups using Public ArcWeb Services. The sessions for ArcWeb have scary names such as “ArcWeb Services: Managing Medical Surge Capacity ‘ Integrating Web Services to Support Real-Time Decision Making for Patient Transport During Casualty Incidents”. The Dev Summit is where you can get nutty with development stuff, but the ESRI UC isn’t aimed at developers. Its not too late to add a “Mashup Camp” island to the floor where you can suck people up and teach them how they create mashups.

Is there anything else you think ESRI is missing on their agenda?

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