Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

Observing Earth: Views from the Space Shuttle to Capitol Hill

Thursday, February 23rd | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Kathy Sullivan

The space age brought with it a revolution in mankind's ability to observe our planet. We rely on this capability every day—when we check the weather forecast, hop on an airplane, or pull up a map on our smartphone. Dozens of innovative companies have capitalized on the satellite data that makes all this possible—tailoring it to purposes ranging from agribusiness and aviation to commercial mapping, surveying, and personal entertainment.

According to some, commercializing satellite weather data accelerate innovation and spur growth, while others argue that it will slow innovation and increase risk, compromising public safety and social equity.

Dr. Kathy Sullivan is one of the few people to have seen a satellite’s view of Earth. At the next Redlands Forum, she will share her experiences as an astronaut and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Don't miss this illuminating discussion on the new digital imagery revolution, enabled by advancing satellite technology and motivated by the rising value of data.

Due to considerable interest in the Forum, we have now closed registration for the event, as we are at full capacity.

Note: Due to the popularity of this event, we will offer additional seating in a second room where the presentation will be live-streamed. This room is located in the same building as the auditorium. Seating in the auditorium will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coming up next...

Wednesday, March 8th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lt Col Billy E Pope

Chief, Cyber Strategy Branch, Headquarters, United States Air Force, the Pentagon

“Geopolitics and Cyberspace: From Nation-States to Non-State Actors, A Modern Exploration of Power and Society”

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Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are required. If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 909-748-8011.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 7287.

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