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With so much to see and experience, the UC can be a lot to process. It can be tough to find that certain developer or organization you’re looking for amidst the 15,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibitors. Luckily, the folks at the ArcGIS Product Info Center are there to help.
The 2013 UC agenda search and planner is now live! You can use our agenda app to find the sessions, workshops, and presentations that most interest you and start building a schedule for your week in San Diego. And if you haven’t registered for UC yet, showing your superiors your planned session load is a great way to help you justify your trip. The agenda search and planner also integrates with Outlook or iCal, so you can easily synch your schedule with your mobile device and stay on-track during UC.
Even we were amazed by the overwhelming number of you that registered for Esri UC within minutes of the webpages going live last month. As we were en route to our best opening day in the history of UC, Jeff Dickey of Salt Lake City, Utah, managed to sneak in before anyone else. In what has now become an Esri UC tradition, we took some time to speak with Jeff about all things UC and to find out how he is GIS.
Esri: Congrats and thank you for being the first person to register for the 2013 Esri UC. You’re listed as the GIS Manager for Barrick Gold. Can you tell us more about that?
Jeff Dickey: I’ve been with Barrick for two years and I’m the GIS Manager of the North American Regional Land Department. We use GIS to manage all of our cadastral records. We hold title to over 30,000 unpatented mining claims, in addition to thousands of acres of surface and mineral holdings.
We are thrilled to announce that event and hotel registration are now open for the 2013 Esri International User Conference. We opened registration even earlier this year to give you extra time to start planning and budgeting for your geospatial odyssey to San Diego.
We get it. Public speaking intimidates a lot of people, and when you factor in the more than 15,000 geogeeks who attend UC, the idea of giving a presentation about GIS would give even the most seasoned speaker some pause.
With that in mind, we reached out to some of our most highly rated speakers from last year’s UC. We wanted to share how they approached their presentations and pass along any advice that might resonate with you. Aside from directly encouraging you to submit an abstract (nearly every presenter said you should go for it, even if you’re a first-timer), here are some concrete tips we collected. Continue reading
If you weren’t able to make it to San Diego this year, don’t fret. There are several ways you can follow along with the latest Esri technology updates and developments that will be unveiled at UC.
With so much going on at UC, sometimes you just need a break. Over the past two years, the GeoLounge has quickly become a popular place to rest your feet and connect with other GIS professionals.
It’s time to start thinking about what to bring to San Diego for UC. While the list below is not exhaustive, it highlights a few items that will help you get the most out of your week.
Get the most out of your UC experience by participating through social media. It’s the best way to get the latest news, find out what’s popular (and where the parties are), and share your own experiences with the community.
The 2012 UC is shaping up to be one of our most exciting and timely conferences in recent history. Between technology advancements from mobile to the cloud and the releases of ArcGIS 10.1 and the new version of ArcGIS Online, we’re hard at work preparing the GIS event of the year, if not the decade.