ESRI User Conference Is the Place for Professionals to Advance Their Use of GIS

Attendees Will Have Access to Everything They Need to Launch and Grow Successful, Results-Driven GIS Projects Anywhere in the World

Redlands, California—May 21, 2009—The 2009 ESRI International User Conference (ESRI UC), the world’s largest event dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology, will be held July 13–17 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The weeklong gathering draws thousands of GIS software users, working in diverse industries, from across the globe. The conference theme this year is GIS—Designing Our Future.

The ESRI UC is where GIS users come together to learn, collaborate, and get updated on the latest in geospatial technology. With approximately 300 technical workshops, 600 user presentations, and 100 special interest, regional, and user group meetings, participants have a wealth of opportunities to become more knowledgeable about GIS and strengthen their skills as GIS users.

From the awe-inspiring Plenary Session with notable keynote speakers to the hundreds of GIS training hours available and access to staff from all of ESRI, this year’s ESRI UC offers GIS end users, industry leaders, and senior executives exceptional value.

"The conference is a remarkable place for the GIS community," says Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. "Attendees will come away being able to teach their colleagues what they learned and more effectively leverage their organization’s GIS investments in today’s changing world."

"The user conference builds community," says Barry Waite, business development manager, City of Carson, California. "You develop a relationship with others from your region, others in your field, vendors who support your work, and ESRI staff. Much of ESRI’s success is because its users feel a connection to the company through its staff, bright people who have a passion for what they do. If not for this conference, it would be very hard to get to know so many of these people who are really partners in what each of us does."

The deadline to register for the conference is May 22. For information about the event and to register online, visit Also, attendees receive special hotel reservation rates that provide the best value and convenience.

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