Monday, July 23, 2007

AEL Leadership Institute in San Francisco

Here it is Monday night in San Fran....Tuesday morning for those of you on the "other side" of the world. Flew into San Fran on Saturday from Boston - 5.5 hour flight and really glad to get off the plane when that flight was over! Had a bit of East Coast/West Coast jet lag on Saturday night, but a good nights sleep took care of that!

This weekend, the AELs (Adobe Education Leader - Profiles) started arriving from around the world to attend the 2nd annual Adobe Education Leader Institute! We have over 80 AELs here this year from Canada, UK, New Zealand, Singapore and of course the USA. This picture below represents USA, Singapore and Australia. It also represents the excitement we all had to see one another face-to-face again....lots of pictures. It felt like a summer camp :)

We are all staying at the Westin St. Francis Hotel along with meetings at the Adobe San Fran office and hands-on training at San Francisco State University (SFSU).

When I went down to the lobby this morning to get a coffee....the lobby elevator door opened and it looked like a movie set. Well it was. They were filming (all day) in the lobby for a new television show called the Journeyman a new NBC fall television show about a time traveller. The lead actor is Kevin McKidd, a Scottish actor (sorry Kevin never heard of you). Well St. Francis patrons were hushed, delayed and inconvenienced while they were filming today. It was great to see a set in action but it got old real fast when you had to stand for 5 -10 minutes and not move while they filmed a scene. Hope they aren't here tomorrow as well.

(View from the Starlight Room)

Tonight after our Welcome Reception in the St. Francis...a large group of us went to Harry Denton's Starlight Room which was just a block away from the St. Francis. Great view from the Starlight Room of downtown San Francisco.

It is going to be a great week of innovation, motivation and inspiration! I will keep you all posted with the new things that are happening in technology, education and with Adobe.

Need some sleep....7:30 am role call comes very early :)

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