Most years, I usually watch the conference season from afar.
But this year I get to join in the fun. Below are the two I shall be attending. How about you?
- May 22 – 24, 2017
- Oakland, California
This year’s theme is “Building Bridges” and is co-hosted by CalGIS (URISA) and LocationTech. This year’s conference will host a diverse schedule and attendees. The CalGIS community tend to represent GIS best practices in government, non-profit, education and consulting in California. The LocationTech community represents folk who develop advanced location aware technologies via collaboration with commercially-friendly open source software.
This conference will meld the “old” with the “new”. I’m excited about learning more. The three-days are packed with lots of talks, sessions, and trainings.
ESRI’s UC in San Diego
- July 10 – 14, 2017
- San Diego, California
ESRI’s User Conference (UC) is probably the largest gathering of GIS professionals anywhere in the United States. The last one I went to was over 10 years ago.
This year’s UC boasts over 300 hours of moderated sessions and over 450 hours of training.
I won’t be able to attend all five days of the conference, but I do intend to be there for the bulk of the week and learn as much as I can from my peers and industry professionals.
I’ll report back on each. Until then, enjoy all the opportunities to travel.