Announcing the 2016 Esri Science Symposium

Blog Post created by DWright-esristaff Employee on Mar 26, 2016

Special keynote address, discussion panel, and reception to engage and enlighten scientists

A special Science Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 2016 Esri Education GIS Conference (EdUC) and Esri User Conference (UC). The Science Symposium will include:

  • A keynote address by Margaret Leinen, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, current president of the American Geophysical Union, and a US State Department Science Envoy.

Margaret Leinen, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Esri Science Symposium.

  • A conversational reaction panel moderated by Mike Goodchild (UCSB emeritus) with John Wilson (USC), Marco Painho (U. Nova de Lisboa), Ming Tsou (San Diego State), and Cyrus Shahabi (USC).
  • Audience Q/A and discussion.
  • Networking reception: Enjoy stunning views of the San Diego Harbor, delicious appetizers, and a hosted bar of beer, wine, soft drinks, and bottled water.

This new event at the UC and EdUC seeks to “broaden the tent” of participation beyond the traditional geographers and GIScientists, to those working in the domain sciences (e.g., ocean science, hydrology, ecology, forestry, climate science, geology/geophysics, agricultural science, conservation biology, sustainability science and/or geodesign, health sciences, and the social sciences). A further aim is to strengthen the links between Esri and the scientific community while (re)crystallizing a community of scientists at the UC normally scattered throughout the week in disparate sessions.

The event will be held Tuesday, June 28 from 3:15-5:30 pm in the Marriott Marina Salons F and G and is open to registered attendees of both the EdUC and UC. For more information contact Esri Chief Scientist Dawn Wright.

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego this June!