Esri User Conference

July 14–18  |  San Diego Convention Center

Plenary Session

Welcome to the exclusive opening day of Esri UC–possibly the most electrifying hours you will experience all week! We celebrate your amazing work and inspire you with all that is possible through GIS. You have to be here to see it, hear it, and feel the excitement!

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International Concern

Keynote of International Concern

How can you find and immunize every child against polio? Hear from Dr. Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization and Dr. Vincent Seaman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation about the use of GIS in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and how we are on the brink of wiping out polio forever.

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Jack Dangermond

Big News from Jack Dangermond

Be there as Esri President Jack Dangermond takes the stage for his most important talk of the year: GIS – Creating Our Future. He will share his vision for the future of GIS and the direction of Esri technology; and (his favorite part) Jack will highlight and celebrate your amazing work.

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Speakers that Will Motivate You

Speakers that Will Motivate You

Prepare to be inspired as you hear from some of the most innovative thought leaders in GIS. See how they solve problems–their approaches may change the way you think. The impressive list of speakers includes City of Minneapolis, Port of Rotterdam, Starbucks, Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore), and of course a few surprise guests to keep you on the edge of your seats.

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An Exclusive First Look at What's New

See demonstrations of the latest and greatest in GIS technology. Esri product engineers listen to your feedback all year. At Esri UC, they get to show you all the powerful, new capabilities they built for you.

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Plenary Session

Monday, July 14 | 8:30 am–4:00 pm
SDCC, Halls F, G, and H

8:00 am Doors Open
8:30 am GIS – Creating Our Future
Welcome and GIS Vision
Jack Dangermond, President, Esri
  • Helping You Realize Your Full Potential – New Developments in ArcGIS
  • MapIT Minneapolis: Casting a Wider Net in the City of Lakes
  • Where will ArcGIS Pro Take You?
  • Developing Innovation from a Friend
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Reaching New Dimensions
  • Navigating to a World Class Port – The Port of Rotterdam
  • An Expanding Fleet of Apps for Your Organization
  • New Dimensions with ArcMap – Advancing Science
  • Coffee or IT – Starbucks
  • Online Hidden Gems
  • Mining for Space-Time Patterns – Advancing Science
  • Designing Our Future through Procedural Rules – Urban Redevelopment Authority
  • 3D Web Scenes
  • Disaster Strikes – Prepare, Publish, Practice
12:00 noon Lunch
2:00 pm Special Guest – America's Data Agency: Expanding Economic Opportunity with Open Data
Penny Pritzker, United States Secretary of Commerce
Building Resilient Communities
  • Open Access with ArcGIS Open Data
  • The World at Your Fingertips: The World Bank’s Spatial Agent App
  • Creating Awareness through Story Maps
  • Apps Delivering Collaboration
  • A Message from Jane Goodall
  • Finding the Right Balance – GeoPlanner for ArcGIS
Special Guest – Bringing Science to Life
Kathryn D. Sullivan, PhD, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Awards for Innovation: Climate Resilience App Challenge
Mentoring the Next Generation – Connecting GIS with Education
Sonora Elementary School, Springdale, Arkansas
Keynote of International Concern
Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Dr. Bruce Aylward, World Health Organization
Dr. Vincent Seaman, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Closing Tribute – Dr. Roger Tomlinson
4:00 pm Plenary Session Concludes and Map Gallery Opens

Note: The plenary program is subject to change.