Lifelong Learning at the Esri User Conference

07-07-2017 02:57 PM
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The Friday before User Conference is always interesting, and this year is no exception. The excitement is tangible, as everyone scrambles to finish their presentations and get prepared to contribute to the largest gathering of GIS professionals in the world. San Diego is about to hum with thousands of people who love maps and apps, and know that location is a springboard to gaining insight and solving problems.

Those of us who will be stationed at the Lifelong Learning area in the Expo are looking forward to talking with many of those people. We love to hear stories from the trenches—how individuals are applying GIS in new ways, hacking their way through bureaucratic barriers, working around legacy technology, and pushing the limits of the latest technology. Those eureka moments when the right tool for the right job is discovered and mastered. And the less pleasant times when lack of skills or knowledge is holding up a project. 

That's where we can contribute the most. We know that a commitment to learning and workforce readiness is the key to success in any industry. When it comes to GIS and ArcGIS, Esri offers hundreds of options to build skills, grow knowledge, and keep all kinds of projects humming.


Lifelong Learning area sign at the 2016 Esri User Conference


Visit the Lifelong Learning area Tuesday through Thursday to talk with us about resources that will meet your individual learning needs, prepare your teams to successfully complete upcoming projects, or geoenable your entire workforce with ArcGIS capabilities and unlimited access to Esri e-Learning. Find out how Esri technical certification supports your professional development goals and your organization's strategic goals. 


Next door, in the Esri Services area, along with our partners in Professional Services and Support Services, every 30 minutes we'll be giving short lightning talks on a wide variety of topics. Stop by to learn software tips and best practices, strategies to enable the people that engage with your ArcGIS platform, and proven processes to optimize an enterprise ArcGIS deployment.


Also in the Expo, Esri instructors will be managing the popular Hands-On Learning Lab. With two dozen lessons to choose from, the Lab offers a fantastic opportunity to explore software up close and build new technical skills throughout the week as you get inspired by the Plenary, Map Gallery, paper sessions, and technical workshops.


Hands-On Learning Lab lesson list




Connect with us. We're ready to contribute and we can't wait to hear your stories.

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Suzanne is a Maryland native who enjoys writing about Esri technology and other topics. She is the Training Marketing Manager with Esri Training Services in Redlands, California.