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GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs


URISA is thrilled to partner with the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) and the four California URISA Chapters  - SoCal, NorCal, CentralCal and BayGEO - to present GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs this year! Those five California-based geospatial organizations typically collaborate to present CalGIS each spring, an event that has a long history (nearly 25 years!) of educational and community-building excellence. 

Instead of two separate meetings, this year join us for one geospatial super-event!

Preliminary GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 Schedule:

  • Monday, October 8: URISA Board of Directors' meeting (AM); URISA Committee Coordination & Leadership Meeting (PM); evening networking events; Esri Training
  • Tuesday, October 9: Workshops & Training (full and half-day); evening networking events
  • Wednesday, October 10: Opening Keynote (Jack Dangermond); concurrent breakout sessions; hosted lunch; exhibition; evening networking events
  • Thursday, October 11: Awards Breakfast; concurrent breakout sessions; exhibition; Mappy Hour; evening hosted social event; GISCorps silent auction
  • Friday, October 12: Concurrent breakout sessions; closing keynote address; URISA Board of Directors' meeting (PM)

Keynote Speaker: Jack Dangermond

We're pleased to confirm that Esri co-founder, Jack Dangermond, will be the opening keynote speaker on Wednesday, October 10. Don't miss it!

What's New:

Child Care: Be sure to check the box on the registration form or email URISA if you are interested in taking advantage of onsite childcare services during the event.
#GISBabies #FamilyFriendly

Silent Auction: On Thursday, we will celebrate URISA's GISCorps and host a silent auction to support fundraising for this amazing program! Get ready to bid!

If you have an items(s) to contribute to the auction, please email URISA.

Student & YP Competitions: In addition to valuable meet-ups and networking events , URISA's Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals has teamed up with leaders in the education community to organize a valuable program track titled "Inspiring the Future of GIS".

Further, they are sponsoring K-12 and University student competitions and a Young Professional competition! More here.


Call for Presentations:  The proposal submission deadline was  March 5, 2018. However, feel free to submit a late proposal should an opportunity to present become available.

GIS-Pro History

Thank you to our Southeast Chapters (Florida, Georgia and Carolina URISA) for their support!

URISA and the Northwest GIS User Group were proud to present GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015, October 18-22, 2015 in Spokane, Washington, in cooperation with the Northern Rockies and Washington URISA Chapters. Nearly 450 GIS professionals attended the conference. There was a lot of interaction and discussion and excellent reviews of the educational program. A very positive conference experience!  What a fabulous conference! See what you missed: Online Conference Program 

GIS-Pro 2014: Leveraging Spatial Technology to Support Sustainable and Resilient Communities
September 8-11, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana

Check out the Video Re-cap of the Conference from GeoSpatial Stream

Click on the logo below for all of the details about GIS-Pro 2014:




Onsite Program Brochure (PDF)

GIS-Pro 2013: Videos... see what you missed!

Annual Conference Site History

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