GIS-Pro Annual Conference
Leveraging Spatial Technology to Support Sustainable and Resilient Communities
URISA is pleased to announce GIS-Pro 2014: URISA's 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-11, 2014!
Conference Venue: Sheraton New Orleans on Canal Street
Explore best practices and techniques to put your organization on the map. Participate in thought-provoking keynotes, intense workshops, important breakout sessions and invaluable discussions. Earn continuing education points (GISP) and credit (AICP*) toward professional designations and credentialing. Build and nurture business relationships and discover solutions being offered by exhibitors and sponsors. Find your answers in a collaborative and exciting environment! There's no place like New Orleans for fostering long-term and productive professional connections.
Important Note for Planners: URISA has been approved for 45.0 AICP-CM credits (including 2.5 of law credit) by the American Planning Association for the GIS-Pro 2014 Conference.
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Spend some time wandering through the conference program, filled with essential education (from full-day comprehensive URISA Certified Workshops to quick-hit Lightning Talks), professional development and networking events, and opportunities to explore Best (and Next) Practices. Learn from your peers, whether you are a young professional or a path-breaking leader. Join us for the discussions to leverage spatial technology in support of sustainable and resilient communities.
In an effort to make the program more cohesive under the theme of Community Resilience, the Committee has organized the topics into categories of the “3 Pillars of Sustainability”: Society, Environment, and Economy.
Click on the logo below for all of the details about GIS-Pro 2014:
Link to our Program App using the QR Code.
Thursday - Steve Ressler, GovLoop
There is still no substitute for face- to-face meetings between two individuals. In addition to presenting within the Solution Central program track, GIS-Pro invites the vendor community to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor. Click here to download the Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus and reserve your opportunity today.
GIS-Pro 2014 Reserved Booths - Only 9 booths left!!!!!!!!!!!
Esri - Diamond Sponsor - Booth #309
Applied Field Data Systems – Booth #206
Data Transfer Solutions – Booth #125
CycloMedia Technology – Booth #106
GroundPoint Technologies - Booth #226
Intergraph/Hexagon Geospatial – Booth #224
Latitude Geographics Group – Booth #225
Tyler Technologies – Booth #207
U.S. Census Bureau - Booth #202
Valtus Imagery Services – Booth #124
Loqate Inc - Booth #205
University of West Florida - Booth #204
Blue Marble Geographics - Booth #107
South Central Arc Users Group (SCAUG) - Booth #103
GIS Certification Institute - Booth #105
EagleView/Pictometry - Booth #227
HERE Maps - Booth #203
GeoNorth - Booth #101
National Historical GIS - Booth #200
LizardTech - Booth #229
AmigoCloud - Booth #127
eGIS Associates, Inc - Booth #104
Pond & Company - Booth #126
Vestra - Booth #228
"For me, it is the opportunity to network with people who use GIS in a wide range of industries and disciplines, and to discover unique applications of GIS in this range of disciplines that I might not have known about otherwise. Not only does GIS-Pro host GIS practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, but it's also home to a healthy discussion of open-source GIS alternatives and how they're used to assist with natural resource management, urban planning, environmental science, and everything in between. Not to mention, geographers know where it's at and know how to have a good time. These are good people, and that's a reason to go in its own right!" - Andy Hayslip, Environmental Specialist/GIS Analyst, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Full registration includes attendance at one preconference workshop (normally an additional fee of approximately $200). Check out the addition of a community project on Monday morning . Best value for URISA and LaURISA members staying at the Sheraton New Orleans:
- URISA International or LAURISA (Louisiana Chapter) Member $475
- Non-member $550
- Student and one-day registration options are also available.
All participants must read and abide by the URISA Event Code of Conduct to promote a respectful experience for all.
Use this attendance justification letter template to help persuade your supervisor to approve your participation.
The conference will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans ideally situated for all that New Orleans has to offer.
Image courtesy of Pictometry
The entire city is easily accessible from the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Exit the hotel's front doors, cross historic Canal Street and you're in the French Quarter, home to famous restaurants and nightclubs, live music, fantastic shopping, museums and historic sites, unique architecture and a one-of-a-kind, spirited atmosphere. You are just steps from the Aquarium of Americas and the IMAX Theatre, the National World War II Museum, Harrah's New Orleans Casino, and popular shopping destinations including the new Outlet Collection at Riverwalk New Orleans. The hotel is located on the New Orleans Streetcar line, so you can catch a breezy, relaxing ride up Canal Street to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. For those of you who attended URISA's 2008 conference ...it's the same hotel, though substantially renovated and upgraded since then! Perfect venue!
URISA GIS-Pro Conference room rate: $165 single/double with complimentary in-room Internet for those who reserve within the URISA block. The GIS-Pro room rate will be available until August 18 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Click the link below to make your hotel reservations online or call (888) 627-7033 and reference URISA to gain access to the group discounted rates:
Be sure to make note of your hotel confirmation number as you'll need that when registering for the conference!
Transportation from the Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)
Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to the Sheraton is $33 one-way.
Or arrange your transportation through Airport Shuttle New Orleans, shared ride service. URISA has arranged a discounted fare for GIS-Pro attendees ($35 for roundtrip travel which is a $3 discount; or book one-way travel for $20).
Note that you must book at least 24 hours prior to your flight’s arrival time in New Orleans and you must make your shuttle reservation online in order to receive the discount. Note that you can change an existing reservation via phone (866-596-2699) but you will need to make your original reservation online or the discount doesn’t apply. Click the link below to make your reservations.
URISA's GIS-Pro 2014 Annual Conference Official Discounted Airport Shuttle
For more ground transportation options please visit the Louis Armstrong International website at http://www.flymsy.com.
Present - Even though the deadline to submit abstracts has passed, there are still opportunities to share your big ideas, research and success stories. We are particularly interested in your ideas for lightning talks (Ignite session on Monday evening, September 8) and lunchtime presentations (session on Tuesday, September 9). (Click here for a description of presentation formats.) Please email your presentation title and abstract to Pat Francis, along with your selected presentation format and contact information to be considered for the conference program. Note that:
- All accepted presenters must submit either a formal paper (preferred but not required) or presentation with notes (i.e. PowerPoint/Prezi) during the conference for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Your session moderator will collect the papers/presentations during the conference on a thumb drive.
- All accepted presenters must register and pay the regular conference registration fee. Acceptance as a presenter does not register you for the conference — registration fees are required. Presenters must register by July 21, 2014 and are encouraged to take advantage of early registration and membership discounts.
- All participants must read and abide by the URISA Event Code of Conduct to promote a respectful experience for all.
Student Volunteer - Find out about opportunities for students to volunteer at the conference (a great opportunity to network with professionals and expand your network) and receive complimentary attendance in return. Click here for information about student volunteer opportunities and details about the Student Competition.
Everything You Need to Know About GIS-Pro 2014 and New Orleans
Images courtesy of Pictometry
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