Here's some news that isn't from TechEd, but rather from Soma's blog. "Acrylic" has just been announced and made available as a downloadable beta. It's the next version of Creature House Expression 3, a vector-based illustration tool for professional designers:
Believe it or not, I'm still a regular user of PhotoDraw 2000! I guess it's time to try this out instead (although in the current beta it looks like you can only save files in the .xpr format).