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June 22, 2016
Award-Winning Author Andrea Wulf to Lead Keynote Address at the 2016 Esri User Conference

REDLANDS, Calif.- Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) solutions, today announced that renowned author Andrea Wulf will join Jack Dangermond on the plenary stage at the 36th Annual Esri User Conference, the world’s largest GIS event. The conference will be held June 27–July 1 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Wulf recently won the Los Angeles Times Book Award in the science and technology category for her book The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Her Keynote Address will relate the exciting adventures of von Humboldt, the most influential naturalist, adventurer, and cartographer of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The annual Esri User Conference is the destination for thousands of international technology experts, educators, and GIS users from every discipline—including commercial business, government, and nonprofit organizations—who seek the latest innovations in location analysis. Attendees will hear presentations from leaders in the software industry, take part in hands-on learning, and visit more than 350 innovative Esri partners and startups to discover the many ways GIS enables a smarter world.

WHO:  Andrea Wulf, Author and Historian  Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President
WHAT:    36th Annual Esri User Conference (Theme: “GIS—Enabling a Smarter World”)

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center
WHEN:    Conference Dates: June 27–July 1, 2016
Plenary Session: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., June 27, 2016

The Esri User Conference offers inspirational guest speakers, an enormous Map Gallery, software workshops, technology demonstrations, and hundreds of discussions led by users and GIS experts. Previous keynote speakers include anthropologist Jane Goodall, Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, TED conference founder Richard Saul Wurman, and musician and entertainer will.i.am. For more information and to register, visit go.esri.com/pruc.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. As the market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

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