Esri’s User Conference is an industry staple for GIS professionals looking to hone their skillsets, and take advantage of networking opportunities. With the 2017 conference less than a month away, those who’ve registered can start seriously considering what events they want to participate in, and get a better overview of the scheduled events.
The Esri UC – taking place in San Diego, CA – boasts an approximate 1000+ educational opportunities. This covers a range of paper sessions and technical presentations, alongside both user and industry presentations. Those looking for training sessions can consider the over 450 possible hours of instruction on recent GIS innovations, which include chances to work hands-on with Esri’s experts.
This five day event is expected to cover topics regarding smart communities, alongside location strategies that will allow users to enable more comprehensive usage of their data. The conference is also expected to have information on improved operational intelligence, for better troubleshooting and increasing efficiency through automation.
There are several concurring events at the conference, all with their own industry benefits:
- July 8-11, Esri Education GIS Conference is a gathering of educators, all providing opportunities for organizations to learn how optimizing its investment in geographic data.
- July 8-11, the Esri National Security & Public Safety Summit will venture into concepts of public safety, and how GIS technology can create safer communities and improve national security.
- July 8-11, the Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum provides information on an array of mapping technology, from multi-dimensioned GIS modeling to Lidar.
- July 9-11, the Esri Business Summit covers how businesses can strategize location data to encourage growth of profits.
- July 12, the GIS Managers’ Open Summit provides instruction on creating business efficiencies. It also provides an opportunity for managers to connect and collaborate with other industry professionals. Participants of this event must be registered for the Esri UC.
For those looking to re-experience the 2016 conference, Esri has provided a compilation of videos here.