Redlands, California—Five educators from the United States and Canada will have the opportunity to join more than 600 others at the 2006 ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC) through a joint scholarship program offered by Tele Atlas and ESRI.
Tele Atlas will provide recipients with $400 toward travel costs, and ESRI will provide complimentary admission to the conference in San Diego, California, August 5–8, 2006.
The travel scholarships are part of Tele Atlas’ longstanding commitment to support education through a variety of programs. Tele Atlas educational projects include a range of activities from tours, school presentations, and job shadowing to developing and teaching courses at local middle schools and colleges.
“ESRI is pleased to have support from Tele Atlas again this year for this important program,” said Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. “At the Education User Conference, participants get to see that they are agents of geographic change and that they are not operating in isolation. These scholarships make it possible for more people to attend the conference, share their work, and inspire one another.”
More than 600 K–12 teachers, college and university instructors, school administrators, librarians, and museum professionals from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the Sixth Annual EdUC. The conference brings together the ideas and experiences of a dynamic group of people with very similar goals, providing them with a forum for sharing. The scholarships provided by Tele Atlas and ESRI enable more educators to participate in this important event. Scholarship recipients will share their experiences at the conference with a broader audience by posting to a blog describing the key events and knowledge gained at the Education user conference.