Story Maps at the 2017 Esri User Conference

In about a month, many of you will be making the trip to San Diego for the 2017 Esri User Conference. The Story Maps Team will be at the UC Expo and presenting many sessions and workshops, and we’re excited to meet with our growing and thriving community of story map authors and developers.

As you plan your time at the conference you may find the following list of Story Maps sessions and activities helpful. Also, check out these Story Maps about places to go in San Diego during your visit.

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Story Maps in the UC Expo

This year, the Story Maps team will be at the Living Atlas product area of the UC Expo. In addition to the usual compliment of tech workshop and demo theater sessions listed below, there will be a “theaterette” in our Expo area where the Story Maps Team and our extended family will deliver short presentations every hour.

We’ll give a Crash Course in Story Maps several times each day for anyone who needs a quick introduction to Esri’s storytelling apps, and we’ll cover other topics like using charts and graphs, showing time, and story map customizations for power users. Our team of storytellers will also give you the stories behind some of the stories they’ve published recently.

Download our handy day-by-day guide to Story Maps for the 2017 UC, which has the schedule for all the sessions listed below and the story maps Expo theaterette presentations.

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Pre-conference Seminar

Story Maps Workshop

Bring your laptops and story map ingredients, and we’ll help you build some story maps. Esri’s story maps team will walk you step-by-step through the process of building, refining, and publishing a story map. Learn the basics plus tips and tricks to turn your story map into a polished communication product. Please come with a story concept and as much supporting content as you can muster in the form of photos, videos, and web maps. We’ll provide materials to practice building stories if you aren’t able to bring your own. 

  • Registration required
  • Saturday, July 8 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Presented by Allen Carroll, Rupert Essinger, and Owen Evans

Story Maps Happy Hour

After the pre-conference seminar (~6:00 PM), the Story Maps team will head to Puesto at The Headquarters for an informal, no-host happy hour. Anyone (not just pre-conference seminar attendees) is welcome to join us to chat about your work with story maps.

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Technical Workshops

How to Tell Your Story Using Esri’s Storytelling Apps

Learn how to use Esri’s highly popular storytelling apps to inform and inspire your audience with place-based multimedia experiences. This session will summarize the most popular storytelling apps, show you how to build, edit, and publish your story, and arm you with the basic principles of storytelling. And you’ll get a sneak peek at coming storytelling attractions. 

  • Wed, July 12 from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM in Ballroom 06 E
  • Fri, July 14 from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM in Ballroom 06 F
  • Presented by Allen Carroll and Bernie Szukalski

Great Story Maps and How to Emulate Them

Among the tens of thousands of story maps that are engaging audiences around the world are a small number of efforts that stand head and shoulders above the crowd. We’ll show you a sampling of these great story maps, and use them to give you insider tips and tricks on how to conceptualize a story, how to edit and refine your narrative, and how to go beyond the basics to inform, inspire, and amaze your audience.

  • Tue, July 11 from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM in Ballroom 06 F
  • Thu, July 13 from 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM in Ballroom 06 F
  • Presented by Allen Carroll and Rupert Essinger

Story Maps for Non-Profits: Storytelling for a Cause

Now, more than ever, it’s vitally important to tell your story. Learn how to join the scores of non-profits and NGOs that have discovered the power of Story Maps to inform their audiences about the world-changing work they do. We’ll show you inspiring examples of great storytelling from a variety of conservation and humanitarian organizations. And you’ll hear directly from a few of the best and most experienced non-profit storytellers.

  • Thu, July 13 from 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM in Ballroom 06 E
  • Presented by Allen Carroll and Cooper Thomas

Design Story Maps to Change Hearts and Minds

Engage and inspire your Story Map audience with effective planning, thoughtful narrative, and eye-catching cartography and design. Learn tips and tricks to modify the Cascade app, Map Journal, and Tabbed Story Map templates to best share your story.

  • Tue, July 11 from 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM in Room 05 A
  • Presented by Jennifer Bell and John Nelson

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30-Minute Tech Workshops

Story Maps: An Introduction

This workshop will give you the knowledge you need to get started using Esri’s Story Map apps. Learn how to use our storytelling apps to inform and inspire your audience with place-based multimedia experiences. This session will summarize the most popular storytelling apps and show you how to build, edit, and publish your story.

  • Tue, July 11 from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM in Tech Theater 19
  • Wed, July 12 from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM in Tech Theater 19
  • Presented by Rupert Essinger

Getting Started with Story Maps

The Esri Story Maps apps enable you to inform, engage and inspire people with your GIS work. Learn the simple steps to creating and publishing an effective story map and get tips and best practices on how to make your story map really stand out.

  • Tue, July 11 from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM in Tech Theater 19
  • Thu, July 13 from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM in Tech Theater 19
  • Presented by David Asbury

Telling Stories with Map Templates

Learn about how to use maps as an element of storytelling. Maps can be used not only aesthetically, but also to construct a narrative to enable a point of reference and provide context to a broader set of information.

  • Tue, July 11 from 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM in Tech Theater 19
  • Presented by David Asbury

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Demo Theater Presentations

Around the World in 45 Minutes: A Journey from Data to Web Map to Story Map

Embark on a mapping adventure with a cartographer on the Living Atlas team. Explore data, map it, and share your findings. Learn tips and tricks along the way such as navigating the Living Atlas, utilizing Smart Mapping, and customizing Story Map templates. Be the hero of your organization by returning from your journey with a treasure chest of best-practices, creative designs, and a new approach to sharing your stories.

  • Tue, July 11 from 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM in Demo Theater 4 (Living Atlas)
  • Presented by Jennifer Bell

Building a Story Map Cascade

Esri’s Story Maps team will show you how to use the popular Story Map Cascade app to publish narrative stories that provide an immersive, full-screen experience rich with maps, images, and video. Learn how to use the story builder to compile, polish, and share your stories.

  • Wed, July 12 from 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM in Demo Theater 10 (Online)
  • Presented by John Nelson and Owen Evans

Building a Story Map Journal

Esri’s Story Maps team will show you how to use the popular Map Journal app to publish narrative stories that are rich with maps, images, and video. Learn how to use the story builder to compile, polish, and share your stories.

  • Thu, July 13 from 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM in Demo Theater 10 (Online)
  • Presented by David Asbury

Building Story Maps about Places

Esri’s Story Maps team will show you how to use several of our popular apps to publish stories about places. Learn how to make stories with Story Map Tour and Story Map Shortlist and use Story Map Crowdsource to let others contribute places to your story.

  • Tue, July 11 from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM in Demo Theater 10 (Online)
  • Presented by Rupert Essinger and Owen Evans

Creating Story Maps with Imagery

Story maps are excellent tools for communicating geographic situations. Imagery resources often bring the situations captured in these story maps to life for the viewer, especially when the situation is dynamic and dramatic as they are in a natural disaster. This demonstration will introduce the user to the workflows for incorporation of imagery into story maps.

  • Tue, July 11 from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM in Demo Theater 14 (Imagery)
  • Presented by Mark Romero

Makeover Series: Tips that Transform Your Story Maps

Engage and inspire your Story Map audience with effective planning, thoughtful narrative, and eye-catching cartography and design. Learn tips and tricks to modify the Cascade app, Map Journal, and Tabbed Story Map templates to best share your story.

  • Tue, July 11 from 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM in Demo Theater 4 (Living Atlas)
  • Presented by Jennifer Bell

Image from Flickr.com/esri

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