March 17, 2020 Update: Due to the dynamic coronavirus situation, some planned Hands-On Learning Lab events have been postponed or cancelled. Please check event websites for the most up-to-date information.
The Hands-On Learning Lab (presented by Esri Training Services) is found at many Esri and user group conferences throughout the United States. Hugely popular, the Hands-on Learning Lab helps attendees squeeze maximum learning out of their conference experience.
How? By providing a dedicated space where you can take free lessons on a variety of ArcGIS topics. Each self-paced lesson takes about 45 minutes, and includes a video lecture and a related hands-on software exercise.
The Lab is always staffed by one or more Esri instructors, who are happy to answer questions and guide you through any rough spots you encounter. Or just chat.
The next time you attend a conference, be sure to seek out this great venue to learn something new, build up your existing ArcGIS skillset, and enjoy one-on-one access to an Esri expert. Bonus: You can escape the conference hubbub, relax in a quiet atmosphere to recharge your batteries, and be productive all at the same time.