Get Involved


Showcase Your Work

The Esri UC is the place to share, interact, collaborate, and learn. Be the spark that stimulates newfound geospatial thinking by showing us how you map your world.

Submit Your Map

Share your GIS successes in the Map Gallery with thousands of your peers, who will appreciate the story it tells and the inspiration it creates in their own GIS work.

Submission Deadline
To be considered for the UC Map Gallery, your submission must be received by June 2, 2017.

Submit your map

Submit Your Images for the Plenary

Show the world how you're leveraging GIS technology to overcome challenges, solve real-world problems, and achieve your goals. You could see your images showcased by Jack Dangermond at the UC Plenary Session.

Submission Deadline
To be considered for the Plenary, submit your image by June 12, 2017.

Submit your image

Put Your Best App Forward

The User Software Applications Fair is the place to showcase your work and empower Esri’s user community to solve real-world challenges with the GIS-powered apps you've built.

Submission Deadline
To be considered for the User Software Applications Fair, submit your non-commercial application by June 16, 2017.

Submit your application

Present a Lightning Talk

Great ideas begin with a spark. Inspire Esri’s user community with a five-minute lightning talk about your awesomely imaginative idea using GIS.

Submission Deadline
To be considered for a Lightning Talk, submit your presentation slide deck by June 16, 2017.

Submit your presentation

Become a Presenter

Your work deserves an audience. As an Esri UC presenter, your story will garner you recognition as a GIS thought leader amongst your peers.

The 2017 deadline for paper submissions has closed. Be the first to know when the 2018 Call for Papers opens.

Notify me when 2018 opens

Are you presenting at the 2017 UC? We have all the information you need to prepare for your presentation. Explore Presenter Resources

Explore Special Displays

Marvel over compelling maps from some of the world’s most influential organizations. Special displays tell memorable stories about how GIS is helping people across the world. These are the maps we love.

Attend the Map Gallery Opening and Reception
Join fellow UC attendees as you marvel over the powerful work of your peers, while enjoying delicious hors’d’oeuvres and drinks.

Date and Location
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center | Sails Pavilion

Make sure to stop by and share your favorite display on social media, tagged with #esriuc

Attend the Academic GIS Program Fair

The Academic GIS Program Fair is a high-impact event built for students to explore GIS programs that will help them advance their careers. Higher education institutions can also attend to advertise and promote their offerings.

Date and Location
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Lobby outside Ballroom 20

Become a Fair Exhibitor
Showcase your GIS program—and all you have to offer prospective students—with a booth that fits your needs and delivers return on your investment.

Apply to exhibit

Request a Meeting Room

Take a break from the action to connect with decision-makers in your own private room.

Request a meeting room

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Register for the 2017 Esri User Conference