shrug-l: ESRI User's Conference

Dawn Simpkins dsimpkins@co.bay.fl.us
Mon, 02 May 2005 13:58:22 -0500


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Bill and Jay are right on.  Here's additional suggestions, which you
may already know:

Reserve downtown motel room at least 6 months early.  Flying into San
Diego is awesome and handy, like you're landing downtown.  Skip the
rental car.  San Diego has a useful public transportation system.  Can
get a week-long pass at downtown transportation office.  If you're
downtown going downtown, walking may be just as quick.

Before you go there, get conference agenda online and start deciding
what paper sessions and tech workshops you want to go to.  Online
agenda oughta be available soon.  When you check-in at conference,
look for schedule changes.

Definitely go to plenary and keynote presentations on Mon; they're
goosebump inspiring; sit up front.  Ya, evening events and social
stuff are worthwhile.  Best time to get near Jack is Fri morning at
closing session, which has much smaller attendance.

Stay a couple days longer and explore San Diego, like Coronado, Balboa
Park, Old Town, Mission Beach, La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines State
Park.  Get on one of those red tour buses for an overview.

Enjoy!

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Dawn Simpkins, GIS Specialist, Bay County FL, 850-914-6420
----------------------------------------------------------
Any email sent to or from this address will be archived as
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Bill VanSickle wrote on 4/29/05:

> Nonie,I've been to the ESRI conference a few times. It can be very
> overwhelming.My recommendations:
>
>   1. To minimize the walking you'll have to do, get a room near the
>      conference. Do that as early as possible (like, maybe a month
>      ago!). :o]
>   2. I'm not suggesting you would, but don't even try to talk to
>      Jack Dangermond. He's busier than the pope at these things.
>      You'll find him much more approachable at other conferences,
>      like GITA or ASPRS.
>   3. Get outside whenever you can. The weather's beautiful.
>   4. Attend the social gatherings if you can. You'll learn alot at
>      them too. Check out the Gaslight District at lunch and in the
>      evenings; lots of GIS folks there.
>   5. Fly in on Sunday night, get registered and go back to your
>      hotel room. That way, you can go over the program and catch the
>      keynote presentation in the morning. It's a good overview of
>      the whole show.
>   6. When you get a copy of the program, go over it and prioritize
>      the sessions you want to attend. Attend your first choice, sit
>      in the back and if it turns out to be disappointing, discretely
>      get up and go to Number 2. Life is too short to sit through
>      presentations that either are stiflingly boring or don't cover
>      what you need.
>   7. Submit a map/poster if you can.
>   8. I think Song flies directly from Tampa to LAX, where I presume
>      you could get a rental car or a short hop flight to San Diego.
>      I've never tried it, but since you're in the Tampa area, you
>      may want to look into it.
>   9. Have fun and learn as much as you can! :o)
>
> Anyone else have any suggestions/corrections?   - beel
>
> W. E. VanSickle
> GIS Analyst III / ES Liaison
> Environmental Sciences Division
> SJRWMD
>
> Subject: Re: shrug-l: ESRI User's Conference
> Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 14:28:07 -0400
> From: Jay Johnson <JohnsonJa@leoncountyfl.gov>
> To: nonie_castro@coxtarget.com, shrug-l@lists.dep.state.fl.us
>
> #1:  Wear comfortable shoes * there is a lot of walking.
> #2:  Make your hotel reservations NOW (or sooner).
> #3:  Take the time to plan out your days using the ESRI session
> schedule; there are so many choices it can be overwhelming.
>
> Jay Johnson
> Leon County Public Works
> Tallahassee/Leon County Interlocal GIS
> (850) 488-8003
>
>      -----Original Message-----
>      From: shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us
>      [mailto:shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of
>      Nonie Castro
>      Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 2:20 PM
>      To: shrug-l@lists.dep.state.fl.us
>      Subject: shrug-l: ESRI User's Conference
>
>      I have registered for the Conference in July.
>
>      I've never been to this conference before,
>
>      but I understand that it can be overwhelming.
>
>      Would anyone like to share any tips?
>
>      What should I do and not do?
>
>      What do you recommend?
>
>      I welcome any advice you'll give.
>
>      (Even about San Diego.)
>
>      Thank you,
>
>      Nonie Castro
>
>      GIS Specialist
>
>      Cox Target Media
>
>      8605 Largo Lakes Blvd
>
>      Largo, FL 33773
>
>      727-399-3000 x3246
>
>      www.coxtarget.com
>



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Bill and Jay are right on.&nbsp; Here's additional suggestions, which you
may already know:
<p>Reserve downtown motel room at least 6 months early.&nbsp; Flying into
San Diego is awesome and handy, like you're landing downtown.&nbsp; Skip
the rental car.&nbsp; San Diego has a useful public transportation system.&nbsp;
Can get a week-long pass at downtown transportation office.&nbsp; If you're
downtown going downtown, walking may be just as quick.
<p>Before you go there, get conference agenda online and start deciding
what paper sessions and tech workshops you want to go to.&nbsp; Online
agenda oughta be available soon.&nbsp; When you check-in at conference,
look for schedule changes.
<p>Definitely go to plenary and keynote presentations on Mon; they're goosebump
inspiring; sit up front.&nbsp; Ya, evening events and social stuff are
worthwhile.&nbsp; Best time to get near Jack is Fri morning at closing
session, which has much smaller attendance.
<p>Stay a couple days longer and explore San Diego, like Coronado, Balboa
Park, Old Town, Mission Beach, La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines State Park.&nbsp;
Get on one of those red tour buses for an overview.
<p>Enjoy!
<p>--
<br>Dawn Simpkins, GIS Specialist, Bay County FL, 850-914-6420
<br>----------------------------------------------------------
<br>Any email sent to or from this address will be archived as
<br>public record per Florida Chapter 119 of Public Information.
<br>&nbsp;
<p>Bill VanSickle wrote on 4/29/05:
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<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>Nonie,</font></font></font></span><span class=125592317-02052005></span><span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>I've
been to the ESRI conference a few times. It can be very overwhelming.</font></font></font></span><span class=125592317-02052005></span><span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>My
recommendations:&nbsp;</font></font></font></span>
<ol>
<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>To
minimize the walking you'll have to do, get a room near the conference.
Do that as early as possible (like, maybe a month ago!). :o]</font></font></font></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>I'm
not suggesting you would, but don't even try to talk to Jack Dangermond.
He's busier than the pope at these things. You'll find him much more approachable
at other conferences, like GITA or ASPRS.</font></font></font></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>Get
outside whenever you can. The weather's beautiful.</font></font></font></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>Attend
the social gatherings if you can. You'll learn alot at them too. Check
out the Gaslight District at lunch and in the evenings; lots of GIS folks
there.</font></font></font></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>Fly
in on Sunday night, get registered and go back to your hotel room. That
way, you can go over the program and catch the keynote presentation in
the morning.&nbsp;</span><span class=125592317-02052005>It's a good overview
of the whole show.</font></font></font></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>When
you get a copy of the program, go over it and prioritize the sessions you
want to attend. Attend your first choice, sit in the back and if it turns
out to be disappointing, discretely get up and go to Number 2. Life is
too short to sit through presentations that either are stiflingly boring
or don't cover what you need.</font></font></font></span></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>Submit
a map/poster if you can.&nbsp;</font></font></font></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>I
think Song flies directly from Tampa to LAX, where I presume you could
get a rental car or a short hop flight to San Diego. I've never tried it,
but since you're in the Tampa area, you may want to look into it.</font></font></font></span></li>

<li>
<span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>Have
fun and learn as much as you can! :o)</font></font></font></span></li>
</ol>
<span class=125592317-02052005></span><span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>Anyone
else have any suggestions/corrections?</font></font></font></span><span class=125592317-02052005></span><span class=125592317-02052005><font face="Arial"><font color="#0000FF"><font size=-1>&nbsp;&nbsp;
- beel</font></font></font></span><span class=125592317-02052005></span><span class=125592317-02052005><!-- Converted from text/plain format -->
<p><font size=-1>W. E. VanSickle</font>
<br><font size=-1>GIS Analyst III / ES Liaison</font>
<br><font size=-1>Environmental Sciences Division</font>
<br><font size=-1>SJRWMD</font>
<br></span>
<br>Subject: Re: shrug-l: ESRI User's Conference
<br>Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 14:28:07 -0400
<br>From: Jay Johnson &lt;JohnsonJa@leoncountyfl.gov>
<br>To: nonie_castro@coxtarget.com, shrug-l@lists.dep.state.fl.us
<p>#1:&nbsp; Wear comfortable shoes * there is a lot of walking.
<br>#2:&nbsp; Make your hotel reservations NOW (or sooner).
<br>#3:&nbsp; Take the time to plan out your days using the ESRI session
schedule; there are so many choices it can be overwhelming.
<p>Jay Johnson
<br>Leon County Public Works
<br>Tallahassee/Leon County Interlocal GIS
<br>(850) 488-8003
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<br><font face="Tahoma"><font size=-1><b>From:</b> shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us
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Castro</font></font>
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2:20 PM</font></font>
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<div class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">I
have registered for the Conference in July.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div>


<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">I've
never been to this conference before,&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">but
I understand that it can be overwhelming.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Would
anyone like to share any tips?&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">What
should I do and not do?&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">What
do you recommend?&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">I
welcome any advice you'll give.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">(Even
about San Diego.)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Thank
you,<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Nonie
Castro<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">GIS
Specialist<o:p></o:p></span>

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  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Cox
Target Media<o:p></o:p></span>

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  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">8605
Largo Lakes Blvd<o:p></o:p></span>

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  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Largo,
FL 33773<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span 
  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">727-399-3000
x3246<o:p></o:p></span>

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  style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">www.coxtarget.com<o:p></o:p></span></blockquote>
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