ESRI Software Users Invited to Tell Their GIS Story at 2010 International User Conference

Deadline for User Presentation Abstract Submissions Is October 16, 2009

Professionals using ESRI’s GIS technology are encouraged to submit an abstract for possible presentation at the 30th Annual ESRI International User Conference (ESRI UC) next July. ESRI invites users to tell their GIS story by sharing their experiences with GIS and presenting during a moderated session. The ESRI UC is the world’s largest GIS conference, providing the best forum for the global ESRI user community to communicate their innovative projects. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 16, 2009.

“Being a presenter means conveying valuable information to your peers; it’s almost like becoming colleagues,” says ESRI president Jack Dangermond. “The sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and advice—the discussion and collaboration that take place during these sessions—gives others a chance to learn from your challenges and successes. Be influential, build your network, become partners, and great things will stem from your conference experience.”

The overarching user session categories of industry, science and modeling, and technology contain tracks relevant to both the public and private sectors such as business GIS, education, transportation, health and human services, climate change, ecology and conservation, system implementation, technology integration, and data publishing, to name a few. The wide range of presentation topics each year attracts users from across the globe who want to gain specific, real-world GIS knowledge and skills.

From presentation room equipment and Internet access to the on-site Speaker Coaching Lab, ESRI also offers tools and resources for presenters to have a successful presentation. Matt Keeling, a GIS analyst from the City of Riverside, California, says, “Presenting was very memorable. And it was great to have help from the Speaker Coaching Lab.”

The 2010 ESRI UC will be held July 12–16 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Authors submitting an abstract are asked to choose a session track that best fits their presentation; visit our Web site to learn more and view the submission guidelines. Abstracts can be submitted at www.esri.com/ucpapers.