The Twenty-Fifth Annual ESRI International User Conference will take place July 25–29, 2005, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. More than 13,000 new and experienced GIS users from over 80 countries are expected to convene to learn about the latest developments in ESRI’s software and help each other solve problems and answer questions.
The conference will kick off with a keynote presentation by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, the world-renowned chimpanzee expert, conservationist, and humanitarian. Best known for her study of chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe National Park, Dr. Goodall is recognized throughout the world for her environmental conservation efforts.
This year’s conference will feature 300 technical workshops presented by ESRI staff; a complete Exhibit Pavilion with an expected 300 ESRI business partners; more than 1,000 user presentations led by analysts, developers, managers, and industry specialists; one-on-one consultations with software experts; and other events. ESRI technical and development staff will lead technical workshops and present software updates on new features in the latest release of ArcGIS 9.
Specific industry events will run concurrently with the conference. The 2005 ESRI Education User Conference, July 23–26, provides a forum for members of the education community to come together and share their experiences and knowledge. The Third Annual Survey and GIS Summit, also taking place July 23–26, bridges the gap between surveying, engineering, and GIS practitioners. The Sixth Annual ESRI Telecommunications and Location-Based Services Summit, held on July 24, is an opportunity to examine best practices as well as trends in technology, applications, and business models.