2018 Esri User Conference

Jun 07, 2018

As in previous years, Urisa’s GISCorps will be represented at the upcoming Esri User Conference (July 9-13). This is always an exciting opportunity for us as we increase awareness of GISCorps and our volunteers' valuable work. 

At the conference, we will also hold our annual meeting on Wednesday, July 11 from 11:30-12:30 (SBCC Room 25 B). Four of our Core Committee members will give a brief presentation of our yearly accomplishments, and we will do a meet and greet with all who come. We will have a limited number of lunches available.

We will also have a kiosk in the Sustainable World Expo area of the Exhibit Hall staffed by various Core Committee members Tuesday - Thursday, and we hope that you will take time out of your schedule to stop by and introduce yourself. We even have cool stickers to share! The URISA and GISCI booths will be right across the aisle for one-stop shopping (Stalls 2412 and 2410).

We are looking for volunteers to help us staff the kiosk, greeting visitors and spreading the word about GISCorps. We know it can be difficult planning your schedule in advance, so we want to try something a little different this year.  We are looking for interested volunteers in advance, but will not be scheduling time slots until the week of the conference.

If you are attending the UC and think you could help out for even 30 minutes, please fill out the Google Form. Also indicate if you might attend the lunch meeting, or if you are presenting something relevant to GISCorps work:


All potential kiosk volunteers will be given a short training on GISCorps’ history, philosophy, and protocols a week or two before the conference so you can effectively answer questions if a Core Committee member is unavailable.

Please note that this is a volunteer activity for those attending the conference via other avenues. GISCorps is NOT providing financial assistance for attendance or registration. You can however receive GISP credit hours if you commit at least an hour of your time.