Autumn Meeting


Like thousands of Microsoft employees, Tom Edwards and his team spend their days ensuring that the company's products are bug-free -- but the bugs they find aren't the kind that can crash software or create security issues.


Keynote Address: "Geographies of Trust and Risk - Managing Global Perceptions of Microsoft" Tom Edwards, Senior Geopolitical Strategist, Geopolitical Strategy, Microsoft Corporation .


Where: Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall, Room 304 (see map below)

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2003, 10:00 3:00

Registration: $5.00 includes lunch


9:30 AM Registration and Coffee

Tom Edwards, Geopolitical Strategist



10:00 AM Welcome by the President


10:10 AM Presentations and discussion:


         State of geography at the Community Colleges in Washington, Chip Dodd, Bellingham Community College

         Brief Reports by Geography Programs at two and four year schools

         Jobs in Geography Jubal Harpster, GIS Web Developer, City of Bellevue

         State of Professional Geography and its relationship to geographic education including GIS Gordon Kennedy, Information Resource Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation


12:00 Lunch and AWG Business Meeting and Elections

         Discussion on proposed Bylaw revisions

         Election of officers and board members


1:30 PM Keynote Address


2:30 PM Inauguration of new AWG President


Fall Board Meeting will follow General Meeting