Attend the world’s largest GIS conference.

Ready to join over 18,000 of your peers from the Esri user community in San Diego? We’ve got you covered.

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UC Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate (Deadline: January 12) $1,395
Standard Rate (Deadline: May 25) $1,595
Late/Onsite (After May 25) $1,795
One Day $695
EXPO Only (Tuesday - Thursday EXPO access) $495
U.S. Federal Government $995
Business Partners – First three registrants (for each additional registrant, the current attendee rate applies) $1,095
Educational Institution/Nonprofit Organizations (must be part of the Esri Nonprofit Organization Program) $495
International Distributors visit your Distributor Portal to register
Esri Maintenance Program Benefits Member (sign-in to your Esri Account to see if you qualify, or visit the Esri Maintenance Program Benefits page) Complimentary
Media (send all media requests to media.help@esri.com) Complimentary

What you need to register

  • Your Esri Account user name and password. If you are registering multiple attendees, you will need the Esri Account user name for each individual registrant.
  • Your Esri customer number. Can’t find it? We can help. Contact our registration team at 888-377-4576 or email confregis@esri.com with your organization name.
  • Esri UC exhibitors and sponsors will need their booth number.

What’s included

  • Full registration includes all agenda items on all days, from Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13. Access includes the Opening Plenary Session, EXPO, Map Gallery, breakout sessions, technical workshops, beverage breaks, and the Thursday Night Party.
  • One-day registration includes access to the full UC agenda—on the day of your choice (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday).
  • EXPO-only registration includes access to the UC EXPO.

Please note: One-day and EXPO-only registrations do not include the Thursday Night Party—but don’t worry, tickets are available for purchase separately.

Payment details

Acceptable forms of payment include:
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards.

Checks may be made payable to Esri- sent to:
Attn: Conference Registration
PO Box 741076
Los Angeles, CA 90074-1076

Cash will not be accepted onsite.

Need some help? See FAQ

Justify your 2018 trip.

  • Manager / Executive
  • GIS Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Developer

If you manage people who use GIS, the Esri UC is for you. Network and collaborate with peers in executive positions to learn best practices. Discover new, focused solutions that will help your organization unlock the full potential of data.

“The User Conference is the best place to get a year's worth of training, information and networking in a week's time!” Robert Thomas, Geospatial Program Manager

Connect with other power users to exchange workflows and workarounds, experience technical breakthroughs, and test-drive new GIS software alongside Esri subject matter experts.

“UC is a great way to be inspired and learn something new about a product you are already using—to find out where the industry will be heading.” Christopher Strong, GIS Analyst

Learn everything there is to know about new GIS technology that will take your research projects to the next level. Find powerful innovations implemented in other industries, discover new best practices from other researchers, and get hands-on training from Esri tech experts.

“The UC helped spark new ideas and provided information that is useful for web GIS implementation discussions with my GIS Administrator.” Jonathan Goergen, Research Analyst II

Test-drive the latest developer tools, technologies, and techniques for next generation app building with the ArcGIS platform. Build your coding skill set and apply it to powerful custom apps that leverage advanced GIS capabilities from Esri.

“There is no single event like the UC, with access to developers, peers from the same industry, vendors, and incredible new technology—all in one week of sharing ideas and wisdom in GIS.” Jonathan Croft, AOT GIS Database Administrator
  • State and Local Government
  • National Government
  • Natural Resources
  • Utilities
  • Education
  • Commercial Business

Network and collaborate with your peers in the public sector and Esri’s industry experts. Discover new GIS best practices for all levels of government—helping drive improved legislation, mandates, workflows, and efficiencies to meet the challenges facing your constituency.

“It’s the world’s greatest gathering of those who develop the software—with those that create new products and services using that software. Learn new skills and find out about emerging technologies.” Kelly Felton, Cartographer-GIS Specialist

Discover how GIS is helping government professionals meet our nation’s greatest challenges. Explore real-world applications of ArcGIS that help governments understand information better; gain deeper insights; and make smarter, data-driven decisions.

“The UC is an absolutely amazing week of learning, problem- solving, and networking. You will walk away with new skills and ideas that you can take back to your job.” Joel Staub, GIS Manager

Attend focused sessions and special interest group meetings for your industry. Explore the latest advances in GIS technology that power precision agriculture, forest science, land management, mineral exploration, petroleum business operations, and more.

“Learn more about what ESRI, and the GIS industry, is doing with geospatial technologies. It’s an educational and inspirational experience. I always leave feeling excited about what I will be able to do in the future.” Jari Moreland, Geographer

Attend utility user group meetings, technical workshops, and moderated sessions led by industry experts from Esri. Discover how leading utilities are leveraging GIS to better visualize and analyze trends, patterns, and potential problems.

“Gain insight about the latest GIS technologies, and tips and tools not always easily available. Without having to ask the right question, you will still leave with solutions.” Kelli Gravely, Principal Utilities Analyst

Connect and collaborate with thought leaders from the education community. Enjoy moderated sessions, user presentations, and hands-on workshops—created for educators, administrators, researchers, and more.

“The user conference will both inspire you to see new applications, and energize your passion for delivering location based services.” Daniel List, GIS Coordinator

Learn how a location-based strategy can be an integral part of your competitive advantage. Team with global business leaders and Esri industry experts at special interest group meetings and focused sessions for retail, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, banking, and more!

“Great opportunity to learn the latest trends and happenings in the geospatial world, network with peers from other industries, and find new ways to solve problems.” Gowa Borzigin, Senior Manager

Need help justifying your attendance? Download a customizable proposal letter that details the valuable takeaways and ROI you’ll experience at the Esri UC.

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