Jesse James Garrett at MAX 07

While preparing to return to work next week after my sabbatical (which now seems far too short!), I was very stoked to get a Twitter message from Ted Patrick that Adaptive Path‘s Jesse James Garrett will be hosting an inspirational session at Adobe MAX 2007 this year in Chicago! Besides being President (and a founding partner) of Adaptive Path, Jesse is best known for coining the term ‘Ajax’ and by doing so, helping to define a new era of browser and standards-based web experiences. I’m really looking forward to seeing what he has to say (and really hope my own speaking slots don’t conflict with his).

If you haven’t signed up for MAX 2007 Chicago yet (Sept. 30th – Oct 3rd), trust me- it’s going to hit a whole new level of cool this year. Get all the details at the conference site, and hopefully I’ll see you there!

(And I’ll also be back in full force on Monday, so warm up your feedreaders. Lots to talk about.)