Survey123 for ArcGIS at the Esri UC 2018

05-23-2018 07:33 PM
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Here we are once again, so close to the Esri User Conference!  Below is a list of the many places where you will be able to learn more about Survey123 for ArcGIS while in San Diego.

The Esri Events App:

If you are coming to San Diego, I recommend that you download the Esri Events app. It  will help you create your own schedule and keep track of last minute changes to sessions. You can download the app from the Apple and Google Play stores.

Technical Sessions:

Technical Sessions are one UC's favorites. Always well attended, Tech Sessions run for about 60 minutes and cover technical aspects of Esri products.  We always try to keep a good chunk of time at the end for a live question & answer section. Tech Sessions start on Tuesday morning and run until Friday.  They all take place in the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center (also known as SDCC).

  • Survey123: An introduction: This session covers the basics of the Survey123 website, including designing smart forms with Web Designer, publishing and sharing surveys, generating high quality reports for submitted data and other capabilities available through the Survey123 website. The session will end with a sneak peak of smart form capabilities going beyond what is possible through Web Designer.  I recommend attending this session even if you are already familiar with Survey123, because there are many new things that have been added to the Survey123 website in the past few months.  Philip Wilson, Brandon Armstrong and Derek Law will be presenting this session, and there is always tons to learn from them!
    • Tuesday, July 10 10:00 am - 11:00 am SDCC - Ballroom 06 D
    • Tuesday, July 10 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SDCC - Room 32 A/B
    • Wednesday, July 11 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm SDCC - Ballroom 06 F
  • Survey123 for ArcGIS: Creating Smart Forms Using XLSForms and Survey123 Connect: Join this session for an introduction to designing smart forms following the XLSForm specification with Survey123 Connect.  With Connect and XLSForms you can create the most sophisticated smart forms for the Survey123 native or web apps.  If you want to become a Survey123 Ninja you really need to make it to this session. James Tedrick and Jonathan Hasthorpe will take care of this one. 
    • Wednesday, July 11 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm SDCC - Room 09
  • Survey123 for ArcGIS: Advanced Topics: This session will introduce advanced workflows with Survey123 including editing existing features and designing surveys on top of existing feature layers, workflow automation with Survey123 and web hooks, working with external sensors in Survey123 and other exciting features. There will be lots of live demos and time for live questions.  Ismael Chivite, Elvin Slavik and James Tedrick will present this session.
    • Thursday, July 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSDCC - Room 05 A
  • ArcGIS Apps for the Field: An Introduction: In this session we will describe how all ArcGIS mobile apps work together. A great place to learn how Survey123 works along with Workforce for ArcGIS, Navigator for ArcGIS, Collector and even Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS.  Scheduled presenters include Chris Lesueur, Ismael Chivite and Jeff Shaner. 
    • Friday.Tuesday, July 10 10:00 am - 11:00 amSDCC - Ballroom 06 C
    • Wednesday, July 11 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmSDCC - Room 31 C
    • Friday, July 13 9:00 am - 10:00 amSDCC - Ballroom 06 F

Survey123 User Group Meeting

We are happy to announce that this year we will have our own Survey123 User Group Meeting. It runs on Tuesday at lunch time from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, but no lunch is provided. This is for the ones with a strong Survey123 spirit!  Our User Group will be a great opportunity to meet other Survey123 Ninjas. This is fundamentally about connecting with other people and the team.  We will have a couple of 7-minute lighting talks to warm-up and then the rest of the time is for group discussion and networking.

Survey123 User Group Meeting: Tuesday 10,  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  SDCC - Ballroom 06 D

Demo Theaters

You can think of Demo Theaters as mini-Tech Sessions. They are shorter, always focused on very specific workflows and run in a small setting were questions can be handled throughout the presentation.  The Demo Theaters take place in Expo area (first floor), close to the Product Islands.

User Presentations

User Presentations are a great way to learn the details of how Survey123 is applied to specific workflows. A good opportunity to learn directly from users like you!


The Expo area is opens Tuesday and closes on Thursday afternoon. It is located in the first floor in the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) and features different areas including Partner Exhibits, Esri Industry Neighborhoods, GIS Product Areas and Customer Care booths.

  • Product Areas (Islands) at the Expo:  You will always find someone from the Survey123 team in there. This is the place to go when you want to have a one on one conversation to address specific ideas or issues you may have. We often refer to the Product Areas as Islands. The Survey123 team will have a station under a big sign that says 'Apps'. It will be a big sign... you will see it.
  • Partner & Sponsor Exhibits: The Survey123 software is only a third of the story. There are two good reasons to visit the Esri Partner and Sponsor Exhibits. The first one is that many of them are now experts building smart forms with Survey123 and know the tricks of the trade when implementing solutions. Swing by their booth and ask them about their own experience.  The second one is that through the Partner Exhibits you will find many hardware vendors that can teach you the benefits of using their offerings with Survey123. Think Laser Measurement Solutions, GNSS receivers, ruggerized devices and much more. Just to name a few:
  • Customer Care and Esri Tech Support: Our Esri Customer Care and Technical Support teams will be represented in the Expo. You can also swing by their stands with your Survey123 technical questions.
  • Esri Industry Neighborhoods: Everything from Public Safety to Defense, Local Government, Utilities and more.  The Industry Neighborhoods are a good place when you want to connect with people that understands how to put Survey123 in the context of your own workflows.  Ask for a demonstration of Survey123 focused on your problem or for examples of organizations using Survey123 in your industry.

Esri Education Summit

The Esri Education Summit takes place between July 7-10 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel. You will need to register separately for this one!

Pre-Conference Seminars

By now, many Pre-Conference Seminars are sold-out, but I thought I would include info about this for those of you who are planning to come next year. You need to hurry before all seats are  taken.  Survey123 will be highlighted in the Field Operations and ArcGIS PreConference seminar:

  • Field Operations and ArcGIS
    • A full day hands-on seminar covering the complete suite of ArcGIS apps: Workforce, Navigator, Survey123, Collector and Operations Dashboard.
      • Sunday, July 08 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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