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Hear from the keynote and guest speakers on Thursday

Connect and transform organizations using GIS

Learn from the keynote and guest speakers, Esri staff, and your regional peers about how you can help move your organization forward using GIS.

Discover the power of Esri technology

Attend the Plenary Session for an inside look into the latest GIS technology innovations and the ways you can start upgrading your projects.

Benefit from a more intimate conference

Take advantage of this smaller, more intimate Plenary Session at the Esri Gulf Coast User Conference, tailored to the needs of the Gulf Coast region.

John Calkins


Keynote Speaker | Esri | The Value of GIS

Long before technology connected us to our friends and family, there were maps. Through maps, humans saw what couldn't be seen yet and became curious for possibilities. Fueled by GIS, maps of today are becoming smarter and more valuable, driving policies, mitigating risks, and helping us create a better world. At the Plenary Session, John Calkins will share a new approach to defining and quantifying the value of your work.

Houston Police Department


Going Beyond Crime Analysis with GIS | Public Safety Featured Presentation | Patrick S. Alexander, GIS Manager, and Fredrick C. Croft, Sergeant

The Houston Police Department (HPD) leverages GIS for a wide variety of uses—going beyond crime analysis and event management to transform the department for the benefit of the community. Hear how the Houston Police Department is developing focused applications for use by the more than 6,000 staff in the HPD to provide more effective response and data-driven decision making. 

Esri staff


Technology Presentations

Esri staff will guide you through the latest advances and capabilities in ArcGIS, and the powerful tools available to help you address challenges to do your work better. See demonstrations on the latest in ArcGIS Pro 2.4, simplifying 3D and parcel editing, and how ArcGIS Urban connects your planning department with the power of GIS. Learn more about ArcGIS field capabilities in emergency management and day-to-day operations, connecting office and field staff to streamline workflows.

Design Smarter with Location Intelligence


Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Featured Presentation | Micah Callough | Esri

Learn how ArcGIS AEC Collections connects building information modeling (BIM)/CAD engineers with geographic information for better understanding of project impacts to the environment, collection of data from the field, communication with stakeholders, and delivery of projects in new and efficient ways.

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