Esri Conference 2020: free access to UCSF staff and students

Esri UC 2020

This year's Esri User Conference is free to any active UCSF staff or student. This is an unprecedented opportunity to explore the spectrum of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications by the world's leader in mapping and location intelligence based in Redlands, California.

For folks new to or curious about GIS I recommend watching the Plenary sessions to get your feet wet. The Plenary typically provides highlights of the technology and use cases across a wide variety of industries. This year, I suspect many of the examples and use cases will focus on the response to COVID19. To be fair, the Plenary is an opportunity for Esri to showcase its products so some presentations can be technical in nature but I believe the use cases and examples by the end-users make the experience worth it.

The conference is comprised of several sections, click the link to view the schedule for each type:

Registration Instructions

For updates and information on the conference join the [email protected] Microsoft Team. In the Esri UC 2020 channel, share noteworthy items with your fellow UCSF colleagues or ask questions. Mōno Simeone, UCSF GIS Manager, will be checking the channel to help answer general questions about Esri or specific questions about [email protected]

Esri UC 2020 Virutal Navigation Video

Esri UC 2020 Attendee Guide

Health Researchers & Analysts
For those interested in the application of GIS in data science, health, and equity, a compiled list of suggested Live Streaming sessions is available. For the On-Demand sessions, there are three links below will direct you to the specific Event Track listing that may be of interest.

List of suggested live Streaming sessions

On-Demand Tracks:

Equity and Social Justice

Public Health

Spatial Analysis and Data Science

Science Symposium

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Campus/Administration Staff

There are over a dozen "tracks" relevant to campus operations. Below are user presentations available as On-Demand:

Design & Construction