Conan! I mean... Tarja
Trip Start Sep 01, 2006
26Trip End Dec 18, 2006
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the first day started with meeting Conan O'Brian! kidding... kind of. For those who don't watch conan, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e98PEx6baiA. you see, conan bears an uncanny resemblance to the president of finland, Tarja Halonen, who spoke at the forum.
it was actually pretty cool to hear the leader of the country speak, it was the first time i had been in the same room as a world leader (okay, so finland isn't exactly a world power, but still, it was great that she came!) - unfortunately she didn't stay to listen to the rest of the discussions and presentations... it seems that there is never enough time to listen, especially when it is most needed.
still, in many ways finland has got it going on as far as being environmentally and socially conscious and progressive, and it was really interesting to hear a president speaking who really seemed like she knew what she was saying... ;)