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Plenary and Keynote Sessions

February 7–8, 2023

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GIS—Linking Science to Action

A Platform for Open Science . . . and Its Application

Join Jack Dangermond, special guests, and Esri staff for the Plenary and Keynote Sessions at the Esri Federal GIS Conference.

Session dates and times
Plenary Session: Tuesday, February 7, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Keynote Session: Wednesday, February 8, 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Your experience begins at the Plenary Session


Jack Dangermond, President—Esri

Join Jack Dangermond and explore how GIS and the geographic approach can advance open science across our government and its agencies, so that together we can make data-driven decisions that address our nation's shared issues and challenges.

Dangermond will open the Plenary Session on Tuesday, February 7, by sharing examples of incredible work by the federal GIS community, his vision for the future, and advancements in ArcGIS technology.

About Jack Dangermond

Frank Whitworth

Esri welcomes Vice Admiral Frank Whitworth, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, during the Keynote Session on Wednesday, February 8, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

About Vice Admiral Whitworth

Kirk Johnson

Esri welcomes Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, during the Keynote Session on Wednesday, February 8, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

About Kirk Johnson

Special guests

An inspiring group of special guests from the federal GIS community will be welcomed to the stage to share their stories. You can expect to see guests from the following organizations:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Interagency Fire Center
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of State

Esri staff

Join Esri staff and our special guests as they demonstrate the many aspects of ArcGIS. Products and capabilities you'll experience in the Plenary Session include the following:

  • ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Knowledge
  • ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine
  • ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online
  • Imagery management and reality capture

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