Climate Science Alliance attends the annual Esri User Conference, hosted on Kumeyaay Lands at the San Diego Convention Center, exploring innovative tools, connecting with partners, and attending the first-ever Native Nations Summit. Learn more on today’s blog!
Climate Science Alliance team members—Mary Jane Andreas, Indigenous Stewardship Coordinator, and Will Madrigal Jr., Tribal Capacities and Partnerships Program Manager—were sponsored by the Esri Conservation Program to attend this year’s Esri User Conference, which is held annually on Kumeyaay Lands here in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center.
This year’s conference had an added focus on climate sustainability and stewardship, as well as uplifted Indigenous perspectives as part of the first ever Native Nations Summit. Throughout the week, the team members explored ArcGIS software through demonstrations, workshops, and expositions, and expanded our understanding of how we can incorporate Geospatial Information Systems into our work advancing transformational climate adaptation. We especially were grateful for the opportunity to connect in-person with partners from our Tribal Working Group and make new connections through several networking sessions.
We would like to thank our partners at the Esri Conservation Program for the opportunity to attend this important convening, and for your generous support to make it possible!