IGC 2020 Meeting Application

A second meeting for the International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC), is planned for 22-24 February 2020, in Redlands, California, immediately before the 2020 Geodesign Summit.
Meeting location: Building Q on Esri's campus at 380 New York St, Redlands, CA 92373

IGC 2020 Meeting Registration

If you already completed an application:

Because of the restricted space, the IGC Core group will assemble a list of attendees based on your applications. Upon finalization, as soon as possible after the 8 Novermber 2019 deadline, you will be sent a weblink for the following:

  • complete registration with Esri (required)

  • find information on the meeting venue and accommodation

  • register for the 2020 Geodesign Summit at a reduced rate

The application deadline for attendance, 8 November 2019, has passed.  

Use the form below to confirm your poster-only submission to assure inclusion in Redlands display and subsequent publications

Attend February meeting in person or Poster Exhibit only
Please confirm below if you will be attending the meeting. If your team cannot attend IGC in person, you may still submit a poster for display.  In either case, your poster must be available in electronic format by 1 January 2020.

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Stay in neighboring hotels for the best value and convenience during the conference.
To receive discounted rates, call the hotel direct and quote the code "Esri"


Ayres Hotel

1015 W. Colton Avenue 

Redlands, CA 92374 


Esri's discounted rate is $99 per night.

Contact the front desk for shuttle service details to/from Ayres Hotel and Esri.​

Hotel website

Country Inn & Suites

1650 Industrial Park Avenue 

Redlands, CA 92374 


Esri's discounted rate is $99 per night.

Hotel website

Comfort Suites

1240 W. Colton Avenue 

Redlands, CA 92374 


18% off on Best Available Rate for Esri visitors.

Shuttle service not provided.

Hotel website


To receive discounted rates on rental cars, use the discount code below. 

Hertz Car Rental 


1-405-749-4434 (Other) 

Discount Code: CV# 016S0020

Hertz Car Rental

Visas and visa invitations

Some IGC participants will need USA visas. To apply for a B-1 or W-B visa, you will need an initial invitation letter from IGC so that you can start the process in your home country. This process for visa letters and questions will be coordinated for IGC by Tom Fisher at University of Minnesota <tfisher@umn.edu>.  It can take considerable time to acquire a visa so early registration is encouraged.


Here is a sample letter which will be prepared by Tom Fisher and the University of Minnesota on behalf of IGC:



University of Minnesota/IGC Letterhead 







RE: Request for B-1/W-B status for first name LAST NAME


To Whom It May Concern:


This is to certify that visitor’s name, a student/professor (etc.) of school name/company name, country name, will be participating in an international conference hosted on the campus of Esri Inc. in Redlands, California, for the period 22 February to 2 March, 2020.  Name will support himself/herself with funding from university/organization/personal funds [OR] will receive (state the amount of honorarium or incidental expenses, if any) from the conference organizers. Name will not be employed in any way.  


We request that you grant name admission under B-1/W-B status for entry into the United States.


Thank you very much for your assistance to name and to the International Geodesign Collaboration.




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Citizens of the 38 countries listed below do not need visas to enter the U.S.  All others MUST plan ahead and start their visa applications.

Countries whose citizens are eligible for visa-free entry into the United States under the Visa Waiver Program:

·         Andorra

·         Australia

·         Austria

·         Belgium

·         Brunei

·         Chile

·         Czech Republic

·         Denmark

·         Estonia

·         Finland

·         France

·         Germany

·         Greece

·         Hungary

·         Iceland

·         Ireland

·         Italy

·         Japan

·         Latvia

·         Liechtenstein

·         Lithuania

·         Luxembourg

·         Malta

·         Monaco

·         Netherlands

·         New Zealand

·         Norway

·         Portugal

·         San Marino

·         Singapore

·         Slovakia

·         Slovenia

·         South Korea

·         Spain

·         Sweden

·         Switzerland

·         Taiwanese national

·         United Kingdom

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