We are pleased to add the Esri Hands-on Learning Lab to our program

2015 Esri Education Services Hands-on Learning Lab

The HOLL will be open on the first day of the conference, Sept. 23, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and consists of a group of laptops with headphones where students can work through lessons at their own pace. A lesson consists of a recorded presentation followed by a hands-on exercise. Each lesson typically takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete and students can generally come and go as they please. Ed Services instructors are on hand to assist with questions and to discuss Esri products, other training opportunities and Esri Technical Certification.

Submit a Topic for the Crowdsourced Discussion Forum!

Submit a Topic for the Crowdsourced Discussion Forum!

The Crowdsourced Forum is a new feature at the conference this year. These innovative sessions are meant to tap into the breadth of knowledge and expertise that attendees bring to the conference and help us tackle issues relevant to our industry today. Attendees have the opportunity to suggest and vote on topics that will be discussed in an unstructured, round-table format with fellow colleagues. No presentations – just the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate as a group of GIS professionals.

Topics can touch on any aspect of the industry and range from high-level (e.g. The Future of GIS) to more specific issues (e.g. How to Integrate GIS within an Organization). Here are some example topics submitted so far:

  • Surveying: Strategies for Working Together
  • Bridging the Gap between GIS and CAD
  • Historical GIS in an interdisciplinary Environment
  • Discussion of common concerns and issues related to the use of Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications (FOSS4G)
  • Smart Devices for data collection

Submit a Topic