You are Invited to the 2018 Esri Science Symposium!

05-30-2018 09:15 AM
Esri Regular Contributor
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Dear Colleague,

As an attendee of either the 2018 Esri Education Summit or the 2018 Esri User Conference, you are warmly invited to a special event, the Esri Science Symposium.


When & Where:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

4:00-6:30 pm

San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) Ballroom 20 D

The 2018 symposium will include the following:

  • A keynote address by Dr. Camilo Mora, University of Hawaii, about some of the most important climate change issues of the day, including deadly heat waves



  • Audience Q&A and interactive discussion


  • Networking reception with delicious appetizers and a hosted bar providing beer, wine, soft drinks, and bottled water


This event seeks to broaden the tent of Esri UC participation—beyond the traditional geographers and GIScientists—to include 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 Esri UC who normally attend disparate sessions throughout the week.

Please feel free to share this invitation (including the RSVP link) with others who might be interested.

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

Best wishes,
Dawn Wright, Esri Chief Scientist
Jack Dangermond, Esri President and CEO


RSVP for the Symposium at

New Contributor III

I really enjoyed the event and Dr. Camilo's talk; was this recorded and will it be shared any time soon? Thanks!

Esri Regular Contributor

So glad you enjoyed the Symposium. Unfortunately we did not have the resources to record the session and Dr. Camilo is not sharing his slide deck to the sensitivity of some of the material, but I have just finished a social media compilation : 2018 Esri Science Symposium - Wakelet  and you can download my introductory slide deck at 

New Contributor III

Better than nothing, thanks!

About the Author
Dawn was appointed Chief Scientist of Esri in October 2011 after 17 years as a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University. As Esri Chief Scientist, she reports directly to Esri CEO Jack Dangermond with a mission to strengthen the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while representing Esri to the national and international scientific community. Dawn maintains an affiliated faculty appointment as Professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State. Follow her on Twitter @deepseadawn. More info. also at and