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Thursday night party

Join thousands of your colleagues and enjoy great food, awesome entertainment, beautiful museums, and fun activities for the whole family. 


  • Party is Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Wristbands are required for entry. Additional wristbands for family and friends (not attending UC) are available for $50 at the Activities Desk in the lobby of the convention center. Kids 12 and under are free and do not require a wrist band.
  • Round-trip shuttle transportation will be provided from the San Diego Convention Center to, and from, the event.

Share the fun at the Kids Fair

Learn about the world of GIS with Esri staff guiding you through age-focused stations that include activity booths, a hands-on computer lab, and a demonstration theater. The Kids Fair is ideal for children ages 5-15 and is free and open to everyone. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • The Kids Fair is open from Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12, 2018, in the Marriott Marquis—Marina Ballroom, Salon D.
  • Hours
    Tuesday  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Wednesday  9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Thursday  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Family Night at the UC Expo

Introduce your family and friends to GIS at the UC Expo. Explore partner exhibits and enjoy fun activities, food, and drinks.


  •  Family Night is Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Pavilion- San Diego Convention Center.
  •  Family Night is open to anyone accompanied by a registered UC attendee.


Join Us at the Ball Park

Watch the hometown Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, July 9-15.


Discounted tickets are available for all Esri User Conference attendees. Receive up to 20% off single game tickets when you purchase through Esri’s unique partner portal on the San Diego Padres website.

To purchase discounted tickets, simply click the “Buy Tickets” button and enter Esri18 in the Password field on the Login screen.

Register for child care

Although Esri does not provide child care, our trusted partner, KiddieCorp, provides a program for children ages 6 months through 12 years.


  • Services will be provided from July 9 to 12 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel
  • Hours:
    Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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