I was invited to speak at the University of California, Irvine—by Associate Professor Simon Cole—and the University of Lethbridge in Canada—by Professor John Vokey. I was then treated to dinner by Professor Elizabeth Loftus. Beth is best known for her pioneering work on the misinformation effect and the implications for eyewitness testimony. Loftus sits half way down a list of the 100 most influential researchers in psychology of the 20th century (just below Posner and Broadbent). Click for more.
I also attended the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in San Antonio, Texas (where HFES-UQ received Silver Recognition), caught a Bruce Springsteen concert in New York, got drenched at Niagara Falls and cruised down the Las Vegas strip hanging out a limo sunroof!