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Events & Training Roundup — May 2017

Get a snapshot of upcoming events: spring Esri Canada User Conferences, Esri Story Maps webinar, enterprise GIS course and much more.


Improving Road Safety for Pedestrians with Vision Zero
May 9, 1-2 pm (ET)
Pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries on our roads are at an all-time high and yet many are fully preventable. While there are many contributing factors for such incidents, this webinar will focus on how GIS technology can be used to identify where pedestrians are most at risk so municipalities can help eliminate this epidemic. You will learn how to use these insights to focus awareness efforts in your community and support the Vision for Zero fatalities on our roads.

Visualizing Your Presentations with Esri Story Maps
May 25, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
Move over slideshows, Esri Story Maps are the new way of presenting. This session will introduce the world of story maps and how they can be used as an alternative presentation medium. We will demonstrate how to configure your existing presentations into a story map. For organizations that also require Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance, we will showcase how to make your presentations accessible to everyone. You will learn best practices to ensure you create a captivating presentation, and we’ll also review some presentations created with story maps.

Designing the Perfect Map with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud
June 22, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
The ability to create the exact map you want is now at your fingertips. With ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, publishing and communication professionals can access data-driven maps and layers directly inside Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. This webinar will introduce you to this new ArcGIS plug-in that enables a seamless experience for producing and sharing maps with your aesthetic design and branding.

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Esri Canada User Conferences

Victoria User Conference
Victoria, BC
May 10 – Victoria Conference Centre

Calgary User Conference
Calgary, AB
May 17 – BMO Centre

Kelowna User Conference
Kelowna, BC
June 6 – Coast Capri

As some of Canada's most important annual events for the GIS community, Esri Canada User Conferences provide you an opportunity to discover exciting new developments about Esri's GIS solutions and network with your peers. Check out photos from the 2016 Esri Canada UCs and access the proceedings.


Western Canada Utilities Special Interest Group Meeting
Calgary, AB
May 17 – BMO Centre – Calgary Stampede

Ontario Utilities Leadership Forum
Mississauga, ON
May 25 – Mississauga Convention Centre

2017 Atlantic Utilities Special Interest Group
Digby, NS
June 6-8 – Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Conferences & Tradeshows

Skills Ontario
Toronto, ON
May 1-3 – Toronto Congress Centre

BeSpatial 2017 – URISA Ontario
Markham, ON
May 3 – Markham Convention Centre

Go Open Data Conference
London, ON
May 5-6  – Wolfe Performance Hall

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2017 Annual Meeting
Toronto, ON
May 29 -June 2 – York University

Ottawa, ON
May 31-June 1 – Ernst & Young Centre

2017 MISA Ontario
Windsor, ON
June 4-7 – Caesars Windsor Conference Centre & Resort

Conservation Authority Collaborative Information Sessions (CACIS)
Gananoque, ON
June 6-8 – Glen House Resorts

International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) International Symposium
Toronto, ON
June 19-21 – Harbourfront Marriott Hotel

Esri User Conference
San Diego, CA
July 10-14 – San Diego Convention Centre


Exploring Enterprise GIS: A Workshop for Leaders
Get the key information you need to understand how your organization can deploy an enterprise GIS on the ArcGIS platform to its full advantage. Organizations of all sizes rely on ArcGIS to execute mission-critical operations and deliver better service, but there may be untapped potential in your existing deployment.

Esri Canada Q&A for Enterprise
This 4-hour Question & Answer session with an Esri Canada Certified Instructor will provide you with the opportunity to ask specific enterprise GIS-related questions in an open forum. The session is designed to compliment Esri Canada’s enterprise GIS instructor-led courses.

Using ArcGIS for Mining Geoscience Workflows
This course introduces ArcGIS workflows that support efficient mining geoscience processes. In course exercises, you will work with realistic mining data to solve problems related to mineral exploration, land management and mine operations. You will learn how to manage, analyze and visualize mining data to create reliable information that supports decision-making.