In mid-July, GSS staff members Roger Meyer (GIS Developer/Analyst) and Kevin Benck (GIS Analyst) attended Esri’s annual conference for international users. Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) produces the most widely used software for GIS, which is used by GSS to do much of our work. The 5-day conference held at the San Diego Convention Center exposes approximately 18,000 Esri software users to over 1,000 presentations, hundreds of hours of available training sessions, and over three hundred exhibitors. Both staff members were busy at the conference learning from Esri staff and other users through the available presentations, direct technical expertise discussions, and demonstrations. Some of the topics that were their focus included Big Data and Data Analytics, Web GIS, LiDAR and GIS applications; ArcGIS Pro; ArcGIS Enterprise; and many other topics.