2021 User Conference Preview from Esri Press

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We’re nearing our second virtual Esri User Conference (UC). Though we miss seeing your smiling faces, listening to your thoughtful questions about our books, and (of course) watching that growing line of people waiting for the end-of-conference book giveaway, we have plenty of exciting options for you to engage during the Esri UC, regardless of registration.

Keep reading to see what we’ve got in store for you:

  • New 2021 catalog: We’ve updated our printable, 2-page PDF catalog for our new and forthcoming titles. During the week of Esri UC, click on the Documents board on our main Esri Community space to learn about:
    • NEW editions of GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro and Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro
    • NEW volumes of Women and GIS and GIS for Science
    • NEW children’s books
    • NEW industry-focused books, including health data analytics, conservation, and graphic design
  • New author interviews: They’re back! We have new interviews with authors and co-editors of some of our recently published books. During the week of Esri UC, check out our YouTube playlist here to learn more about these authors and co-editors and their books:
    • Dr. Spencer Chainey, crime science expert and author of Understanding Crime: Analyzing the Geography of Crime
    • Pat Hohl, co-editor of Delivering Water and Power: GIS for Utilities and director of Electric Industry solutions at Esri
    • Ryan Lanclos, co-editor of Dealing with Disasters: GIS for Emergency Management and director of Public Safety Solutions at Esri

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Pat Hohl, Esri's director of Public Safety Solutions (left), talks with Esri Press content strategist Keith Mann (right). Both co-edited the new Esri Press book, Delivering Water and Power: GIS for Utilities.

  • Children’s read-along: Here is an activity for your budding mapmakersa read-along with our newest children’s book, The Locators: Adventure in South America with co-author and Esri librarian Colleen Conner. Drop in to our YouTube playlist any time after July 12 to have young readers follow along the first several chapters of this book about two children and their pet parrot on a mission to locate and protect endangered species in South America. Don’t have the book? No problem: We’re making the chapters for the read-along available online so anyone can come along for the adventure!


Colleen Conner, Esri librarian and co-author of The Locators: Adventure in South America, poses with the book during her read-along.

  • New book trailers: Interested in some of our new books? Check out our new trailers on our YouTube playlist to learn about key titles, including:
    • Protecting the Places We Love, the how-to book for conservation advocates of all levels
    • The Locators, the fully illustrated chapter book introducing children to basic spatial thinking
    • Mapping by Design, the guide for creating beautiful maps for both creatives and GIS professionals

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear about these activities, videos, and more.

Interested in registering for the Esri UC? Registration for the Plenary Session is complimentary for everyone. Full event access is available for all students and 2021 graduates, as well as educators at organizations that are current on their maintenance or subscription. Register here.

We hope to see you during the Esri UC!

About the Author
Marketing Specialist for Esri Press. I create marketing plans for our books and events, develop campaigns, and help manage our social media accounts. Outside of work, you can find me walking my dog, spending time with my family, or enjoying my retro gaming collection or a good jigsaw puzzle.