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Part 1


GIS—Interconnecting Our World

Monday, July 13

Jack Dangermond, President, Esri

As geographic information system (GIS) technology becomes more prevalent, it is waking up the world to how we are all interconnected. People everywhere are becoming more aware of the power and purpose of geographic knowledge. 

Watch Jack Dangermond welcome the GIS community to the 40th Annual Esri User Conference (Esri UC) and share how GIS is interconnecting the systems of the world. Learn about new features and enhancements in Esri technology and the many ways Esri is supporting our GIS user community.

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Part 2


GIS—Interconnecting Our World: ArcGIS Technology and Applications

Tuesday, July 14

Esri Staff

In part 2 of the virtual Esri UC Plenary Session, hear from Esri staff as they share the latest in ArcGIS technology and applications. Learn how these tools can be applied to meet a variety of business challenges around the world.

Discover how the use of new technology and enhancements in ArcGIS support the continuity of business operations and crisis management. See how using these powerful tools helps us all build safer, more resilient communities and an interconnected society as we continue the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Part 3


GIS—Interconnecting Our World: Making Geographic Knowledge Pervasive

Wednesday, July 15

Hosted by Jack Dangermond, President, Esri

Special Guests
Dr. Vicki Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer, National Geographic Society
Jeffrey Sachs, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, UN SDG Advocate, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

The Plenary Session finale provides actionable vision to move your GIS forward for generations to come. Hear how thought leaders are enabling global sustainability by making geographic knowledge pervasive across education, science, and society.

Dr. Vicki Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer for the National Geographic Society, joined Jack Dangermond to discuss the many ways geography and spatial thinking play a vital role in multidisciplinary education. Learn how Esri and the National Geographic Society are partnering to develop spatial solution seekers.

Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist, professor, and author, shared his vision on how the monitoring and analysis of data will help us achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals. He  challenges us to engage deeper with information to interconnect society for a more sustainable future.

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