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Join Esri staff and special guest speakers to explore how GIS powers the intelligent nervous system across our government.

Discover all that you can do using GIS

See how your colleagues from government agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are leveraging GIS technology to meet their challenges.

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The powerful, thought-provoking Plenary Session will inspire you and your organization to grow and evolve with the power of GIS.

Jack Dangermond—Plenary Keynote


Esri President
GIS and geospatial infrastructure are powering an evolution of understanding by helping to create a smarter government and effecting positive change in our world. This is the intelligent nervous system that connects government agencies and departments, allowing this evolution to happen in real time, using geography to bring it all together.

Join Jack Dangermond as he keynotes the Plenary Session on Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Vice Admiral Robert D. Sharp—Keynote Speaker


Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
We are pleased to welcome Vice Admiral (VADM) Robert D. Sharp, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as the Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Esri Federal GIS Conference. VADM Sharp will join Jack Dangermond onstage for a conversation to discuss the four priorities of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)—people, partnerships, mission today, and mission tomorrow—and how GIS plays a significant role to achieve the agency's mission. 

The Keynote Session takes place Wednesday, February 12 from 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

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