Reflecting Back on the Esri UC 2018

Reflecting back on the 2018 Esri Users Conference in San Diego, California. This year’s conference had over 18,000 attendees, 300 Exhibitors, and tons of great presentations. As usual, Critigen had a booth at the conference and I want to thank everyone who stopped by to say hello or to find out what was new at Critigen.

Our Energy Insite Demo Leveraging Esri AGOL Feature service and OSIsoft PI database was given several times throughout the conference as well as our LemurTM demo and our Esri Insights demo with HANA.  If you are reading this and would like to see a demo of any of these please give us a call at 303.728.3230 or email

A big thank you to everyone for making Tuesday evening at Level 9 special. Pretty fun to watch the Padres beat the Dodgers 4-1 from the roof top bar. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect! The fireworks were a nice addition to our event. Thanks again to everyone who came.

I also want to do a shout out to Ina Flesheim from SAP for shooting a great video during the conference, thank you for letting Critigen’s Jaime Crawford, VP North America be a part of it! I see that I also had a cameo role giving a demo.

World Cup at the booth? Why Yes! During the World Cup on Wednesday, we televised it in our booth and our neighbors from GDi were from Croatia – Congratulations! Personally, I was rooting for England as my sister and her family live in the UK. It was awesome to hear the entire exhibit floor erupt when one of the teams scored or got a penalty. For a couple of hours, I don’t think a single demo was being given!

On to Wednesday and Family night, but first… did you get your LemurTM button? To carry on the tradition, Critigen ordered custom LemurTM buttons and gave them away at our booth. If you are a collector I hope you had the chance to pick one up! They sure went fast!

Ok now onto family night! We thought what kid doesn’t like tattoos, right, we had the opportunity to put about 400 temporary tattoos on kids, moms, dads, and grandmas and grandpas alike! The tattoos were a big hit and provided us an opportunity to spend a little time with everyone during the evening. Hope yours came off!

The conference wrapped up for most of us on Thursday. Until Next Year!

Thanks again for a great event.

Dianna Herbst

Marketing Director, Critigen