Esri UC 2018 Day 2 Updates

Blog Post created by CLoya-esristaff Employee on Jul 10, 2018

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.

Live from the 2018 User Conference Plenary: Morning Session

Live from the 2018 User Conference Plenary: Morning Session Part 2

Live from the 2018 User Conference Plenary: Afternoon Session


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.


GeoNet Member

Tonya Kauhi - Celebrate Women in STEM

Dan Cameron's map at Map Gallery

Dan Cameron - Distillery Tours of Kentucky


Cassidy Bishop enjoyed displaying the work that his team built in the Interactive Map Gallery.

Digital 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 - Esri Turkey

Tuba Gok & Serap Naciye of Esri Turkey visited to say "Hi" and ask questions about GeoNet.

Sophia Frye and Chris Catania

Sophia Frye stopped by and got a quick shot with Chris Catania.

Greg Jameson - RDG Planning & Design

Greg Jameson stopped by. He is looking for the person who took his picture before us so he can get a copy. 

GeoNet Member - Darren Moser of IEHP

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. 

Adrian Welsh-GeoNet Champion

Adrian Welsh, GeoNet MVP, dropped in for a morning chat with Chris Catania before scurrying away for conference activities.

The GeoNet Team: Left to Right - Candace, Michelle, Chris, and Shelby

The GeoNet Team: Left to Right - 

Candace Loya, Michelle MathiasChris Catania, and Shelby Connors


Lightning Talks

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

This morning we had a chance to visit the GIS Managers' Open Summit and listen to Elected Officials/Executive Panel Discussions on the value of GIS from their perspective with Adam Carnow.



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 don't have to give away the execution.

Nick O'Day at GIS Manager's Open SummitGeoNet Shout Out



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


Jack Cordes and Luis Gutierrez, Student Assistants, attend a GeoNet 101 session.

Chris giving 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.

Shelby Connors giving GeoNet Demo


Kids Fair at the Marriott

Kids Fair SwagWe 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.


Tech Sessions

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.