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Keynote speaker


Listen to a compelling keynote address by Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University about the important role of geospatial technology in climate change communication.

2020 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist, professor in the Department of Political Science, and director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She is also a United Nations (UN) Champion of the Earth.

2020 Moderator
Dr. Dawn Wright

Dr. Dawn Wright

Dr. Dawn Wright is chief scientist of Esri and professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University. She is the first African-American woman to explore the seabed in a deep submersible.

Working together to serve science and society


Join your peers in this virtual symposium to explore climate change, sustainability, visualization and geodesign of earth features, and related growth in geospatial technology for the betterment of science and society.

Attend the virtual Q&A

Attend the virtual Q&A

Participate in an enlightening discussion during the audience question and answer session.

Enjoy the virtual networking sessions

Enjoy the virtual networking sessions

Benefit from conversations with your colleagues about the big issues in science today. Continue the conversation on GeoNet, where the GIS and geospatial professional community connect, collaborate, and share experiences.

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Receive a free e-book

Receive a free e-book

Each attendee of this year's symposium will receive a free e-book from Esri Press, GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2.

Are you registered for the Esri User Conference?


To attend the Esri Science Symposium, you must be registered for the Esri User Conference (Esri UC) under all access or student access. If you have already registered, you will have access to the symposium.

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