Esri Announces Keynote Speakers for Federal GIS Conference

February 14, 2012

Redlands, California—Deputy secretary of the US Department of the Interior David J. Hayes and US Department of Agriculture chief information officer Christopher L. Smith will give keynote addresses at the Esri Federal GIS Conference February 22–24 in Washington, DC. This event will bring together over 2,700 federal government professionals who use Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology in nearly every agency.

The conference will also feature insights from Esri president Jack Dangermond, demonstrations of the latest features of Esri's ArcGIS 10.1 software, and over 100 sessions exploring how GIS supports critical government initiatives such as transparency and sustainability. Specialized technical sessions will be offered for web and mobile application developers.

"This is an excellent opportunity to see what your colleagues are doing, gain technical expertise, make new contacts, and learn about key issues such as cloud-based GIS," says Christopher Thomas, Esri director of government markets.

Federal employees attend at no charge. To view the full agenda and register, visit

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