Esri International User Conference

July 14–18  |  San Diego Convention Center


Each year, our post–event survey shows that the Esri UC is more than just seminars, map galleries, and workshops—it is an investment in maximizing the value of your Esri software.

Download this proposal letter to help you justify your attendance.

The Esri UC is one of the most effective ways to

  • Learn real applications of GIS
  • Test new products, improve technical development skills, and gain new mapping techniques
  • Discuss new Esri features, expand your network, and receive invaluable ideas to energize your GIS operations

Gain tips and tricks for telling better stories through maps

  • More than 86% of attendees found the map gallery valuable
  • 96% of attendees found the GIS concept sessions valuable

Learn to maximize the latest GIS techniques and applications

  • 97% of attendees found the GIS EXPO valuable
  • 99% of attendees found the Technical Workshops valuable
  • 82% of attendees found the 20-minute technical workshops valuable

Make connections that help you gain resources for future projects

  • 95% of attendees found the Industry Focus sessions valuable
  • 93% of attendees found the Special Interest Group Meetings valuable
  • 91% of attendees found the Regional User Group Meetings valuable

Improve your GIS Effectiveness

  • 86.9% of surveyed users discovered a new technique to help complete a project or learned how someone else solved a problem
  • More than 80% of attendees gained an understanding of what others in their industry are doing and expanded their professional network

Share what you are learning at the UC

  • Let your boss know that you'll share your newly acquired knowledge with the rest of the team
  • Plan a presentation for a working lunch after you return
  • Write-up a report of the conference, along with an action plan based on what you learned
  • Gather up information from the exhibits and displays and bring it back for your colleagues to review
  • Create an experts network with a database of the business cards you bring back and share with your team

Check with your organization to see if you qualify for complimentary registration.