Monday, 28 May 2012

2012 Esri Canada User Conference

For GIS people, the Place to be this Wednesday, May 30, 2012 is the Fort Garry Hotel for the annual Esri Canada User Conference.  This conference is an annual event in Winnipeg for the last 15 years (or so).

The conference follows the same formula, year after year, starting with corporate news and new product information and demos from Esri Canada President Alex Miller and Esri technical experts.  Hearing what is new and what is coming always creates a buzz at the coffee and lunch breaks.  This is a great opportunity to see Esri’s latest technology and their vision for the future.  Even if you are not an Esri GIS user, the conference provides wonderful insight into the future and trends of GIS from the market leader.

Following Alex are the Award of Excellence, Education shout out and user presentations.  This year the user presentations from Rob Gerry, Jim Boyd & Tony Viveiros and others look extremely interesting.  Since there are two tracks, it may be tough picking which one to go see.  Personally, I am looking forward to the ArcGIS for SharePoint Technical Session.

For me, the best part of the conference is the fabulous networking with other GISers.  Every year the Esri User Conference is one of the best gathering places for GIS people in Manitoba.

The 2012 Esri Canada User Conference should be an excellent program that is well worth the time and entrance fee.

For more information go to the Esri Canada User Conferences section on the Esri Canada web site.

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