Sadly, due to the recent coronavirus situation we are now living in a time (hopefully briefly) where businesses have been requested to turn to virtual or online event solutions. This being an alternative to large, in-person gatherings. Numerous virtual conferences and tradeshows have been canceled (Esri DevSummit, AdobeMAX, Google I/O) and alternative solutions are now being planned in favor of the traditional, in-person gathering in a confined venue space.
The 2012 International Esri User Conference is approaching fast (July 23-27, 2012 in San Diego, CA.). There’s no question that browsing the conference agenda and planning a week of activities is a monumental task. With several concurrent events (EDUC, GIS Manager’s Open Summit and more), 15+ half/full day pre-conference seminars, and over 1,500 events listed in the online agenda one needs to carefully strategise and plan out the week to make sure you catch everything that’s crucial to you and to maximize your time in San Diego… and don’t forget about all the social activities, parties, and special meetups (like the unofficial Sunday Night TweetUp! (See http://bit.ly/2012esriuctweetup)
Like years past and like this year’s Esri DevSummit, I’m hoping that a handy mobile agenda will be made available soon for my iPad, this will definitely make things much easier… and I’m willing to be an Android version will also be available – stay tuned on that one or check out the Esri UC website or Twitter (@esriuc #esriuc) for updates on this! I sure hope the mobile app comes soon as I’d hate to have to print out the agenda and carry it with me!
Seems @cageyjames and I both agree that indeed it would be a good idea to simply have a mobile app for the Conference that updates each year, rather than creating a specific app for each year (eg. 2011esriuc app, 2012esriuc pp, etc…) then I could simply run an update each year.
Image derived from the 350 year old Klencke Atlas