The Public Works Industry at the 2024 Esri User Conference

Though the Esri International User Conference has been occurring annually for over forty years, there’s still consistent momentum that makes this year’s event more energetic and valuable than ever before. If you’re in the Public Works industry and joining us in San Diego, CA, I’d like to make sure you are aware of all the opportunities available specifically for you.

Plan Your Schedule

First off, you should spend some time before the event creating a schedule. There are hundreds of activities to choose from, so we have created a recommended list of activities for those in Public Works.

Public Works Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

Please be sure to attend the Next Generation Public Works Powered by ArcGIS SIG Meeting set for Tuesday, July 16, 11:30AM-12:30PM in San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) Room 24 ABC to learn about the latest trends, meet your peers, and participate in interactive discussions.

Public Works Showcase in the Expo

There are lots of reasons to dedicate at least half of a day during User Conference week in the Expo, and one includes a stop at the Public Works area. We will have Esri Subject Matter Experts in Public Works available to meet with you and demonstrate the latest technology and solutions across the Public Works disciplines. Hours are 9AM-6PM Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9AM-4PM on Thursday.

State & Local Government Showcase in the Expo

While you’re in the Expo, stop by a new Showcase Area. This improved State and Local Government area provides increased access to industry experts, a dedicated resource center, and opportunities to share your success stories.

State & Local Government Social

One of the great networking opportunities at the User Conference is the State and Local Government Social. Stop by for some food, drink, music, and meet others in the state and local government industry. Wednesday, July 16, 6-9PM at the Hilton Lawn/Bayfront Park at the South end of the SDCC.

More Information

For more generic information on how to make the most of your User Conference, I have also created this primer with other tips and recommendations.

Travel safely and I hope to see you there!

About the author

Adam Carnow is the Public Works Industry Marketing Specialist at Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He collaborates with his colleagues, Esri Partners and customers to lead the successful application of ArcGIS across the public works disciplines. Mr. Carnow has over 30 years of experience as a GIS practitioner in the public and private sectors, as well as academia. During his 15-year career at Esri he has previously served as a Local Government Account Manager and a Community Evangelist. Prior to joining Esri, he practiced as a GIS consultant and planner in the AEC industry and taught GIS at the University of South Florida. He holds a BA in Geography, and a MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida and has achieved certification as an Urban Planner (AICP) and GIS Professional (GISP). He is a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Board of Directors and a graduate of the URISA GIS Leadership Academy.


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