Thursday, October 4, 2012
Thursday morning was filled with important plenary sessions.
Tom Conry has a real collectors' item with signatures from several of the Foundations book contributors on his copy. Here, Will Craig signs the book.
For this session, URISA Past Presidents got creative and several prepared brief "Ignite style" presentations to coincide with a letter in URISA's name:
U(rban) – Peirce Eichelberger
R(egional) - Ed Crane
I(nformation) – Will Craig
S(ystems) – Nancy Tosta
A(ssociation) – Ken Dueker
I(nternational) – Greg Babinski
Ed Crane Will Craig
Nancy Tosta Ken Dueker
...with Barry Wellar serving as Master of Ceremonies (Tmekeeper in Chief)!
The second feature session of the morning involved a very high-powered panel of industry luminaries discussing solutions for obstacles facing GIS professionals as they try to advance their projects and careers. Cy Smith, URISA Past President, facilitated the session. For those lucky enough to be there, you'll remember the GIS jazz ensemble feel of the discussion. The panelists played off each other and kept the conversation flowing. Good stuff!
Cy introduces the session.
Babinski & Dangermond talk it out.
Question from the crowd.
Don Cooke addresses the challenge of discriminating between authoritative and best-available data.
Thanks for coming!