Yesterday we brought the Plenary to you through a three-part live blog. Today we added the videos from the plenary for your enjoyment. Check them out for the highlights and recap.
Day One Post-Plenary
We also shared a lot on Twitter throughout the day. Including a video glance at the Map Gallery and Evening Reception. Check it out >>
While at the Map Gallery we caught up with some of our GeoNet members who had map submissions displaying at the Map Gallery.
At The Expo
That was just day one. Day two is buzzing with attendee enthusiasm now that the Plenary has inspired everyone. The GeoNet Team was up early and collaborating at the GeoNet booth in the Lifelong Learning area at the Expo. Many guests stopped by during the morning hours.
Tuba Gok & Serap Naciye of Esri Turkey visited to say "Hi" and ask questions about GeoNet.
Sophia Frye stopped by and got a quick shot with Chris Catania.
Greg Jameson stopped by. He is looking for the person who took his picture before us so he can get a copy.
Darren Moser and Candace Loya catch up on old times and GIS activities in the world of health care. The GIS team at IEHP is receiving a SAG Award on Wednesday and is also featured int he Map Book this year for their work on Mapping in Health Care.
The GeoNet Team: Left to Right -
Amy Niessen shares a little about who presented at the Lightning Talks for this year's UC in her blog A Smashing Good Time - Lightning Talks at Esri UC. Twenty presenters covered various topics of what they have accomplished in GIS using Esri tools.
GIS in Education
Joseph Kerski shares his blog about the Emerging Educational Themes from the Esri User Conference 2018 as he meets with many educators visiting the conference, all with enthusiasm to learn more, share what they learn and teach our younger generations how GIS is used in our digitally transforming global society. If you have not had a chance to meet Joseph, stop by the Education area at the Expo for a quick chat.
GIS Managers' Open Summit
Left to Right: Adam Carnow, Esri Staff and GIS Managers' Summit Host; Florida Property Appraiser, Katrina Scarborough shares that she has a mapping background which helps her to use GIS as an elected official; Tyson Fettes of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds shares his interest in GIS stems from the need to use it in his office and never heard of GIS until his county needed to update their workflows; And Eddie Canon, Cobb County, GA Support Services Agency Director shares his interest in GIS stems from their need to improve workflows and services. Cobb County also developed the Cobb Commute app for traffic.
And later in the afternoon, we spent some time visiting the afternoon session at the GIS Managers' Open Summit with Nick O'Day discussing maximizing your GIS innovation solutions to staff and the public while keeping up with requests. Nick even gave a "shout-out" to GeoNet as a resource for support. He talked about tools for using tools such as Alexa for integration. He continues to talk about the importance of collaboration, "Collaborate on ideas, but complete of execution." Don't be afraid to share the ideas...you don't have to give away the execution.
Be sure to go check out Michael Green's session at the GIS Managers' Open Summit on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on "Increase GIS Adoption by Integrating Change Management." Take away key tools to help you drive technology adoption and speed up time value.
Justin Kruizenga and Andrew Sharer will be presenting on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Workforce Development Planning for a trained and knowledgeable workforce for technical enablement and platform adoption.
GeoNet 101 Sessions
Chris Catania and Michelle Mathias teamed up to give a GeoNet 101 session where Michelle led a demonstration for navigating GeoNet to new and potential new members. If you missed today's session, be sure to come on Wednesday and Thursday. GeoNet at User Conference 2018.
Jack Cordes and Luis Gutierrez, Student Assistants, attend a GeoNet 101 session.
Chris Catania gives an introduction to the GeoNet Community at the GeoNet 101 session.
Our Summer Intern
Our GeoNet Inter, Shelby Connors gained experience working the GeoNet Expo booth.
Kids Fair at the Marriott
We stopped to play at the Kids Fair. Many activities and learning opportunities for families to bond over GIS. Check Out the Esri User Conference Behind-the-Scenes: Family Activities to learn what the family activities include at Esri UC. They also have many fun Kids Fair swag they are giving. Bring the family and stop by.
And if you missed it, Kory Kramer gave a session today on ArcGIS Pro - Tips & Tricks. He will be holding another session on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in SDCC - Ballroom 20D. Kory, and others on the Customer Advocacy team, not only contributed in the comments of the Plenary Live Blog but are here showing attendees the how-tos for using ArcGIS Pro. Learn about what is new in the latest releases and how to create great maps more efficiently and quickly.
Check out Kory's extra tips in the comments below.
We have a few more events to attend to today. Keep following along on the User Conference space for further UC event updates.