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GIS-Pro 2017 Offers Important Content for Young GIS Professionals and Students

Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017

URISA is pleased to announce focused content to support young GIS professionals and students in Jacksonville, Florida during URISA’s GIS-Pro 2017.

URISA’s annual GIS-Pro event is THE conference for GIS professionals, with offerings and solutions for professionals at all stages of their careers. URISA understands the importance of supporting GIS students and young professionals and we have created a GIS-Pro 2017 track with a focus on Generation Z. This program track will help our next generation of leaders learn and prepare for working and succeeding in our industry and the future of GIS.

URISA’s vision of fostering excellence in GIS, connecting people and resources in our geospatial community brings together an amazing group of GIS professionals at GIS-Pro to discuss challenges, find solutions, and network with the best in our industry. GIS-Pro 2017 offers the following for young GIS professionals (and more!):

  • Networking with other young professionals AND industry veterans
  • Student and young GIS professional program track 
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Geospatial student competition
  • Workshops
  • GISP certification prep
  • Giving back with URISA's GISCorps

What are other young GIS professionals saying about GIS-Pro?

“The GIS-Pro Conference has been so valuable; I can’t imagine not coming every year.” - Susie Saliola, Toronto, ON

“As a young professional, GIS-Pro allowed me to network with a variety of professionals in my field as well as creating opportunities for me to volunteer, present, and get involved in ways I couldn't have imagined. I would not be where I'm at, in my career, without GIS-Pro and the URISA community!” - Kari Chael, Valparaiso, IN

Need help justifying your attendance at GIS-Pro?  We know it can be challenging to gain approval to attend training and conferences (especially as a young professional), but we also know that organizations investing in professional development benefit from employee loyalty and retention and improved operations from knowledge gained. Check out the resources below to help show your organization the benefits of coming to GIS-Pro 2017:

What are you waiting for? URISA’s GIS-Pro 2017 has everything you need to energize your GIS career. Young professionals and students can also take advantage of a discounted membership and registration rates!

Learn more and register today for GIS-Pro 2017, THE conference for GIS professionals! http://www.gis-pro.org  

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