Geography Alumna Dawn Wright hosts Esri Science Symposium


Nearly 400 people attended the first ever Esri Science Symposium as part of both the UC and the GIS Education conferences [hosted by Esri Chief Scientist and UCSB Geography alumna Dawn Wright]. A very stimulating and enjoyable time was had by all. Here are some resources to visit:
  • Esri blog post announcing the symposium
  • Keynote of Dr. Margaret Leinen, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and President of the American Geophysical Union at http://esriurl.com/sci2016. Her keynote was entitled, “What will be necessary to understand and protect the planet… and us?” A reaction panel of distinguished GIScientist was chaired by UCSB Geography emeritus professor Mike Goodchild, and included UCSB geography alumnus Marco Painho.
  • Some great photos of the keynoter and the panelists at http://esriurl.com/sciphotos
  • A stream of tweets during the keynote, reaction panel, audience Q&A, and reception at https://storify.com/deepseadawn/2016-esri-science-symposium
Next year they will field a new GIScience panel to respond to a new domain science keynote which will be delivered by Jon Foley, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, possibly in tandem with his new Chief of Science, Shannon Bennett.