What learning opportunities await you at the Esri Canada User Conferences?

March 15, 2018 Carole Arseneau

In April, the spring Esri Canada User Conferences will get underway. Come ready to learn and leave with solutions and ideas to bring back to your teams, so you can maximize the potential of your organization’s data.

Our training courses typically focus on a specific workflow or technology application. Meanwhile, our User Conferences (UCs) provide you with an overall perspective of how the ArcGIS platform is evolving, how other Canadians are using the technology and how it can help your organization be successful. Without a general understanding of where GIS is headed, you might miss out on key solutions that could enhance your location strategy.

This is why we encourage you to invite all your staff – GIS users, system architects, coordinators and managers – to participate in one of our UCs. If you can’t all attend at one time, consider taking turns from one year to the next to make sure your team sees the latest and greatest in Esri technology.

For GIS users, the UC is a place to learn about improved workflows and how to leverage new tools. You will also get the chance to network with your peers and take home new deployment tips to improve your work.

For system architects, it’s a place to visualize how GIS is at the center of effective data management. Staying current on the evolution of GIS is key to planning the best architecture for your organization’s needs.

For coordinators, managers and executives, the UC is a place to understand how to best use your data across your organization to be more efficient in achieving your goals. You’ll also get a chance to meet with your peers from similar industries and share best practices.

Even with the rapid growth of online training, some people still appreciate the chance to meet in person and take part in a learning session with others in the same room. With over 4,000 users participating each year, our UCs are the perfect place to get this opportunity, especially when other standard training courses are not always available nearby or when you are ready for it.

How are User Conferences like training courses?

  1. They’re informative and engaging. The presentations by Esri Canada team members showcase what’s new within the ArcGIS platform and how Canadian customers are using it to be more efficient, make better decisions and solve problems.
  2. The live demonstrations from customers across the country offer valuable case scenarios and real-world applications that you can apply in your own organization.
  3. Technical sessions offer a deeper dive into some focused solutions or specific components of the platform.
  4. Handshakes replace hands-on exercises. You can network with your peers throughout the day and discuss tips and tricks or best practices for your next project delivery.

At the end of the day, you won’t leave with a certificate of completion, but you’ll have a mind full of innovative ideas that you could try to make better use of your technology investment. With all the networking at the UC, you’ll develop new relationships with your industry peers -- some with whom you may want to keep the conversation going throughout the year – and share good memories about the fun you had all day.

But wait, there’s more!

To maximize your learning experience this year, we’re offering a 15% discount on one of our standard training courses (1, 2 or 3 days) from our current calendar. You’ll receive a promotional code after you register for a spring UC.

When you think about it, this training discount could represent a value equal to or more than your conference registration cost. That’s a great deal!

Take advantage of the discount and register for a User Conference today. This offer is valid for a limited time only so make sure to plan which course you’d like to take. View our current course schedule and register as soon as you get your promotional code (check your UC registration confirmation email for details and expiry date).

Need help choosing a course?

You may want to consider reserving a seat for our most popular classroom course this year: Migrating from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro

Ottawa                 April 5-6

Winnipeg             April 12-13

Calgary                April 12-13

Quebec City         May 3-4

Toronto                May 8-9

Calgary                May 17-18

Regardless of your role, attending our User Conferences can only bring great value to yourself and your organization. So, can we count you in?

About the Author

Carole Arseneau

Carole Arseneau is a Sales Representative at Esri Canada. She advises customers from all industries on how to use GIS technology to be more efficient in their daily workflows. Carole holds a GIS certificate from Florida State College in Jacksonville and a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from Laval University in Québec City. Being by the water has always made her feel at home and has given her inspiration to keep a positive outlook in life.

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