2012 Esri Regional User Conferences to Celebrate the Power of Geographic Understanding

Oslo at night.

Oslo at night.

Make plans to connect and collaborate with ArcGIS users in your region this fall, when the Power of Where will draw thousands to Buenos Aires, Oslo, and Auckland to witness the latest geospatial technology at Esri's three regional user conferences (UCs).

The Latin America, European, and Asia Pacific user conferences in October and November are more than seminars and papers, map galleries and vendor showcases, keynotes and technical training: they are gateways through which scientific, social, economic, business, and environmental innovators will pass to discover new geospatial knowledge that extends beyond the convention center walls to mold our planet.

"By attending the 2012 regional conferences, you'll become a thought leader in the analysis, management, and deployment of natural and collective resources," says Esri president and founder Jack Dangermond. "You will bring this experience back to your region and organization to shape the way you work today for tomorrow."

And if you're at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in July, be sure to visit the Regional UC booth to learn why these are must-attend events for all users in each region—not just those based in host countries Argentina, Norway, and New Zealand.

At the booth, host distributors will empower you to connect and collaborate with colleagues via Tweets and tools that will create buzz for your region. Meet the host distributor for the conference in your region, learn more about the event, and make plans to attend—right from the Esri UC. The Regional UC booth is not to be missed!

Whether you're a novice user of Esri software or a longtime professional, the regional UCs are where you'll learn cutting-edge information, talk to people making the software, and improve your problem-solving skills. You'll come away smarter; more connected; better able to tackle spatial challenges; and equipped to answer tough questions from senior leadership, partners, and clients in today's demanding new business world.

Esri Latin America User Conference

From Puerto Peņasco to Tierra del Fuego, users in the Latin American region are invited to experience the Power of Where in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Esri Latin America User Conference to be held October 4-5.

"The Esri Latin America User Conference is a gathering for GIS experts throughout the region that nobody should miss," says Carlos Viola, president of Aeroterra S.A., Esri's distributor in Argentina. "It is a place for collaboration and where one can connect and be inspired by the experiences of others. Together with Esri, our company, Aeroterra S.A., is proud of being able to organize this important event and provide an excellent and limitless opportunity to create and expand the potential of the GIS users in Latin America."

Be more than just an attendee by submitting a paper for consideration. The call for papers is open until June 30. Go to for information about submission guidelines. Several registration options are available as well.

Esri European User Conference

Users in the European region will unite in the city of Oslo, Norway, from October 15 to 17 for the Esri European User Conference. This year's event will include preconference seminars and technical workshops, as well as give users an interactive experience to explore the new functionality of ArcGIS 10.1.

"We are really looking forward to welcoming the GIS community in Europe to Oslo to see how GIS can help solve some of the biggest challenges in today's society," says Geir Hansen, managing director of Geodata AS, Esri's official distributor in Norway. "The European User Conference is a great opportunity to learn from each other, to learn from Esri, and to showcase your own innovative application of GIS. Geodata AS is proud of hosting this conference, and we hope to see many of you in Oslo in October!"

Presentation submissions are open until mid-September, so don't miss out on your opportunity to get involved in the event. For information on submitting a presentation or to register, visit

Esri Asia Pacific User Conference

The City of Sails—Auckland, New Zealand—is the setting for this year's Esri Asia Pacific User Conference, hosted by Esri's official distributor in New Zealand, Eagle Technology Group, Ltd., and to be held November 5-7. The SkyCity Convention Centre is where hundreds of peers from the Asia-Pacific region will congregate for this three-day conference. A packed-full agenda of technology trends and workshops, in a setting that is both inspiring and stunning, awaits users from the region.

"We are very excited about hosting the Esri Asia Pacific User Conference in Auckland," says Gary Langford, CEO of Eagle Technology. "New Zealand has a strong Esri user group whose members, with Eagle Technology, embrace the opportunity to welcome others from the greater region to share knowledge, learn new skills, and showcase our beautiful country."

Be where knowledge and imagination come together by submitting a paper for consideration at the Asia Pacific User Conference. Paper submissions are open until Friday, August 10. Registration is open for the event. Visit for more information about registration options and paper submissions.

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