Open Call for Workshop Reviewers
The Workshop Development Committee (WDC) is once again coordinating updates of the URISA Workshops scheduled for delivery at GIS Pro 2012 in Portland, Oregon. In an extensive program to update the workshop material and encourage new ideas and topics, the WDC hopes to revamp all workshops with fresh information and new ideas to help keep members updated on current technologies.
The WDC is asking for your help to become peer reviewers to help ensure the material is as crisp and insightful as the URISA membership deserves. Workshop authors have been asked to submit their workshop to a peer review committee. This is an open call to anyone interested in serving on a workshop peer review committee for one of the workshops presented at GIS Pro 2012. Reviews are expected to take 5-10 hours of each volunteer's time and will occur during the month of May and throughout the summer months, with the culmination being the presentation of workshops at GIS Pro in Portland on October 1, 2012. As a reviewer, you can earn GISP points towards certification or renewal as contribution towards the profession.
If you have professional or academic expertise in any of the workshop subjects listed below, you are encouraged to volunteer by sending an email to URISA Education Manager, Jeni Griffith at URISA Headquarters (email@example.com) by April 23rd, 2012.
In your email you must include two items:
Titles include: PICK A MAXIMUM OF THREE TOPICS
(You will only be expected to review one workshop)
Workshops being presented at GIS Pro 2012 in Portland, OR:
WS #1 – Emergency Preparedness for GIS(Half-day workshop)
WS #2 - An Overview of Open Source GIS Software
WS #3 - GIS Program Management
WS #4 - Public Data, Public Access, Privacy, and Security: U.S. Law and Policy
WS #5 - An Introduction to Public Participation GIS: Using GIS to Support Community Decision Making
WS #6 - GIS Return on Investment (Half-day Workshop)
WS #7 - Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation - Just added
This is an excellent opportunity for members to help shape the URISA workshops, which are the cornerstone of the URISA education program. It is also a chance for you to work with other members of URISA and foster an exchange of ideas and theories in areas of which you have expertise.
Thank you in advance for your help. Remember; please send an email and resume/vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23, 2012, if you wish to volunteer.
Keri Brennan, GISP
URISA Workshop Development Committee Chair