Survey123 for ArcGIS at the 2017 Esri User Conference

Here we are once again, so close to the Esri User Conference!  Below is a list of the many places where you will be able to learn more about Survey123 for ArcGIS.

Note:  The new Esri Events app has just been released. It will help you create your own schedule and keep track of last  minute changes to sessions. You can download it from the iTunes and Google Play app stores.

Technical Sessions:

Technical Sessions are one UC’s favorites. Always well attended, Tech Sessions run for about 75 minutes and cover technical aspects of Esri products.  We always try to keep a good chunk of time at the end for a live question & answer section. Tech Sessions start on Tuesday morning and run until Friday.  They all take place in the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Survey123 for ArcGIS, an introduction: This session covers the basics of building smart forms with Web Designer, a tour of the Survey123 field app and reporting capabilities in and an introduction to authoring surveys with XLSForm and Survey123 Connect.  I recommend attending this session even if you already familiar with Survey123. James Tedrick and Zhifang Wang will be presenting this session, and there is always tons to learn from them!
      Tuesday, July 11.  10:15 am – 11:30 am  SDCC – Ballroom 06 F
      Wednesday, July 12. 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm  SDCC – Room 14 B
  • Survey123 for ArcGIS, Advanced Topics: A more in-depth view at XLSForms, but we will also cover some advanced workflows including editing existing features, building surveys on top of existing ArcGIS Enterprise feature services or integrating Survey123 with other apps such as Collector, Explorer for ArcGIS etc.  Ismael Chivite and Elvin Slavik will take care of this one. There will be lots of live demos and time for questions on this one.
      Thursday, July 13. 8:30 am – 9:45 am SDCC – Ballroom 06 D
  • Optimizing Field Operations with ArcGIS apps: In this session we will describe how all ArcGIS mobile apps can work together. A great place to learn how Survey123 works along with Workforce for ArcGIS, Navigator for ArcGIS, Collector and even Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS.  Scheduled presenters include Chris Lesueur, Ismael Chivite and Jeff Shaner.  One of the few sessions offered on Friday.
      Tuesday, July 11 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm SDCC – Ballroom 06 F
      Friday, July 14 9:00 am – 10:15 am SDCC – Room 05 A

Demo Theaters

You can think of Demo Theaters as mini-Tech Sessions. They are shorter, always focus on very specific workflows and run in a small setting were questions can be handled throughout the presentation.  The Demo Theaters take place in Expo area (first floor), close to the Product  Islands.

User Presentations

User Presentations are a great way to learn the details of how Survey123 is applied to specific  workflows. A good opportunity to learn directly from users like you!


The Expo area is opens Tuesday and closes on Thursday afternoon. It is located in the first floor in the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) and features different areas including Partner Exhibits, Esri Industry Neighborhoods, GIS Product Areas and Customer Care booths.

  • Product Areas (Islands) at the Expo:  You will always find someone from the Survey123 team in there. This is the place to go when you want to have a one on one conversation to address specific ideas or issues you may have. We often refer to the Product Areas as Islands. The Survey123 team will have a station under a big sign that says ‘Apps’. It will be a big sign… you will see it.
  • Customer Care and Esri Tech Support: Our Esri Customer Care and Technical Support teams will be represented in the Expo. You can also swing by their stands with your Survey123 technical questions.
  • Esri Industry Neighborhoods: Everything from Public Safety to Defense, Local Government, Utilities and more.  The Industry Neighborhoods are a good place when you want to connect with people that understands how to put Survey123 in the context of your own workflows.  Ask for a demonstration of Survey123 focused on your problem or for examples of organizations using Survey123 in your industry.

Esri Education Conference

The Esri Education Conference takes place between July 8-11 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel. You will need to register separately for this one!

  • Using Survey123 for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Initiatives
    Sunday, July 09 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm  Marriott – Solana

Pre-Conference Seminars

By now, our Pre-Conference Seminar is sold-out, but I thought I would include info about it for those of you who are planning to come next year. You need to hurry before all seats are  taken.

  • Field Operations and ArcGIS
    • A full day hands-on seminar covering the complete suite of ArcGIS apps: Workforce, Navigator, Survey123, Collector, Operations Dashboard.
      Saturday, July 08 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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