The first day of the conference me and Yonhara-san, both woke up early to get a good place in the Plenary Session of the conference, which is one of the primary attractions of the conference.
|Me and Yonehara-san ready for the conference|
The founder and president of Esri, Jack Dangermong, inaugurated the session, taking us on a journey from what GIS was in the past and how long we've come. The theme of the conference this year was 'The Science of Where'.
|The theme of the conference|
The next day we went to the Presentation Resource Center to prepare for our presentation and I also gave a practice presentation to professional Esri experts and got feedback which was very helpful.
We ate Fish Tacos for lunch on the terrace of the convention center overlooking the harbor.
|View of the harbor|
Later we went to the Esri Expo, where a number of companies were advertising their latest products.
|Esri UC Expo|
|Association of American Geography|
Sustainable development goals were also the prime focus of many companies this year.
One of the most interesting things I found was that Microsoft Office had integrated ArcGIS with it. Now it's possible to make simple maps using only excel and ArcGIS online.
In the evening, me and Yonehara-san, went to the party hosted by Esri Japan. I am very thankful to Esri Japan for their hospitality.