GIS-Pro 2017: Registration & Venue

Haven't registered for GIS-Pro 2017 yet? No problem! Register online or onsite in JAX! 

Note that the URISA Team heads to JAX on Friday, October 20 for pre-conference preparations. If you have any questions, we recommend emailing info@urisa.org  for a timely response.

 Registration:

  • Registration options range from single day to full conference, with substantial discounts for full-time students and  young professional members (35 or younger).
  • Full registration includes attendance at one preconference workshop (normally an additional $200 fee). Don't let the opportunity for this in-depth preconference training and education pass you by!
  • Full Registration also includes access to all educational sessions, proceedings, networking reception, Tuesday luncheon, Wednesday Awards Breakfast, and Wednesday evening social event.
  • The Member discounted rate will apply to URISA members, URISA Florida, Carolina and Georgia Chapter members.

The best value for conference registration is for URISA members who are staying at the conference hotel or who reside locally. 

Justification:

We know it can be challenging to gain approval to attend training and conferences. But we also know that organizations that invest in professional development benefit from employee loyalty and retention and improved operations from knowledge gained.

Register Options:

 The GIS-Pro Conference Registration Desk will be in the Grand Ballroom Foyer at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Stop by to pick up your registration materials and name badge at your convenience.

Conference Registration Hours:

  • Sunday, October 22: 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
  • Monday, October 23: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 24: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 25: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 26: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Note that all registrations must be paid in full before you receive your name badge and registration materials onsite. 

JAX Is Ready For URISA!

Jacksonville was recently impacted by record level storm surge from Hurricane Irma. The images of the St John's River overflowing were amazing. Rest assured that the City and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront will be ready for URISA!

Our Hyatt JAX contacts let us know that the first floor took on some water from the flooding which impacted the front desk, restaurant and lounge, and unfortunately for the Hyatt, they have to do some first floor reconstruction. During our conference, the hotel is relocating the front desk to the second floor skybridge, between the hotel and the parking garage.  They are transforming some meeting space into a temporary restaurant offering limited menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  A lounge area will also be created on the second floor offering beverage service starting at 2:30PM EST until Midnight. In room dining service will not be available during the conference. All other services, including housekeeping, laundry and dry cleaning will be available. 

The hotel will be closed to the general public during our conference. They are only accommodating group guests like URISA GIS-Pro Conference attendees. Again, the meeting space and guestrooms were not affected by the storm.  

We are appreciative of the Hyatt's efforts to accommodate GIS-Pro in light of these unforeseen circumstances and are happy to support Jacksonville! We'll be distributing a list of restaurants and other options that are within an easy walk. (Fionn MacCool’s a 3 minute walk away in the Jacksonville Landing is open for business along with all of the other popular spots.)

So make your plans now if you haven't done so and start checking out the great dining options and attractions in the city. We've got a lot to talk about at the conference from Emergency Response and Disaster Assessment to GIS Strategic Planning and GISP Prep...and you need to be part of the discussion!

Use Your GIS Skills! To show our support for the areas impacted by the recent hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes, we've added a Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon to the conference program on Monday evening. Like we did with the service projects in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, the GIS community has always been willing to give back to our neighbors. 

See you there! #JAXStrong

  

Conference Venue: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Note that the Hyatt JAX is closed to transient individuals (non-group) guests until late October in order to address first floor renovations following Hurricane Irma (see note above).
You must book your sleeping room through the URISA GIS-Pro  Reservation Link to get a room (or stay at a different hotel). Note that availability at the Hyatt is extremely limited so please do not wait long to reserve your room.

The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32202)  Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel makes your Northeast Florida experience complete. Stay at our hotel in Jacksonville for four miles of riverfront boardwalk access, walkable attractions, complimentary shuttles and an engaging look at local music, art, film, museums, concerts, sports, stage productions and more.

The URISA conference negotiated an amazingly affordable $169 single/double room rate for conference attendees, including wifi access. 

Please Note:  Reserve your room first your Hotel reservation number is required to receive the conference registration best value rate. 

(Group rate available until October 6, 2017 or until the room block is depleted (which will happen shortly).

Click here to reserve your room for GIS-Pro 2017. 

Note: The rates shown above are final.  


Getting to Jacksonville:

Fly: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)  provides non-stop flights to more than 30 major U.S. cities and is only 15 minutes from downtown. The airport offers 100 daily arrivals and departures on all major domestic air carriers and a network of regional carriers. Uber, Lyft and taxi service is plentiful from the airport, but we've also arranged a discounted fare via Super Shuttle.

Drive: Located at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and Interstate 95, Jacksonville is accessible for drivers coming from any direction.  Millions of people live within an easy drive of Jacksonville!

Hit the Rails: Daily railroad passenger service to and from Jacksonville is provided by Amtrak, connecting the city with all other locations in the Amtrak system. The Jacksonville Amtrak station is located 20 minutes north of downtown, on the city’s Northside.

About Jacksonville - The River City by the Sea

Check out URISA's JAX microsite and start planning your visit!

Jacksonville is a large city in northeastern Florida where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean. JAX is a modern and vibrant city filled with authentic dining options, thrilling attractions, world-class museums, beautiful hotels, exciting events, cool nightlife, a hip Downtown and unique historic districts with entertaining options for visitors of all ages.

  • #JAXCulture - learn about the active, fun lifestyle of Jacksonville!
  • #ElevateJAX - check JAX out from overhead. Can't wait to explore!

Start researching the abundance of activities available to you! http://www.visitjacksonville.com/ 

 

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