As we wrap up the week with the closing session we say farewell, adios, até logo, adieu, arrivederci, la revedere, auf wiedersehen, dag, vi ses, farvel, tot wederdom, do svidaniya, do zobaczenia, doviđenja, ahoj, adijo, sayōnara, zài jiàn, joigin, annyeong, namaste...
Welcome to the final day of UC coverage on GeoNet! It's been an exciting week of connecting and collaborating with you during UC. The last day wrapped with the closing session featuring ... GeoNet awards, Jack's closing remarks, and the Open Q&A session. Here are some of the highlights and links to all the UC GeoNet coverage. Enjoy!
Jack talks a little more about the Framework of The Science of Where and how Web GIS is driving digital transformation.
Community GIS (New and Unexpected Connections)
Analysis Workflows and Tradecraft
Users teaching users
UC Facts & Stats
2,200+ Esri Staff
A special shout-out to the Student Assistant program. This program plays a crucial role throughout UC and in starting and further GIS careers after the event. You can get involved and learn more about ithere
1,100+ Young Professionals
108 Expo Spotlight Talks
34 Plenary speakers
480 Technical workshops
124 Special Interest Groups
237 Demo Theaters
198 Paper Sessions
1,700+ Maps (Map Gallery)
580 runners (Esri 5K)
105,600 buttons (Did you get your GeoNet button?)
5,500+ Gallons of Water
4,000+ Boxes of Water
2,400+ Gallons of coffee
Total Live Hours Viewed 4,800 hours
Lots of Inspiration and Enthusiasm
Many success cases
Many lifelong connections
Many Lifelong learners!
What we can do better
Inclusive Policies for families
Crowded map gallery
More food trucks
Better audio quality in demo theatres
More charging stations
Want Additional Expo Hours
An earlier release of agenda
Better navigation of the conference
Dynamic room changes
Better communication around submitted papers
Need more Ad Hoc meeting spaces
While we were at UC, Thailand made their amazing rescue of the students trapped in the cave.
Q&A - Open Discussion
There was a lot of applause and many great questions and suggestions that came from the audience members. The best question was from an audience member that asked if Jack would wear a MapMan costume for the 50th Anniversary at UC next year. Jack responded by saying that his team should also wear one.
Jack's Closing Remarks
Jack praised his team, the organization, and the people that make Esri happen and make the difference for the customers, users and the community. Jack thanks everyone once more. Next year will be 50 years for Esri. Be sure to attend the User Conference. It will be a big one.
We hope you enjoyed UC 2018! We look forward to hearing what you've learned and what your biggest takeaways were from this year's event. Let's continue the conversation in theUser Conference space and in the comments below!