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GIS-Pro 2019: Registration & Venue

Venue

New Orleans:  Transportation and Attractions

Registration:

Registration options range from single day to full conference, with substantial discounts for full-time students, young professional members (35 or younger) and members of URISA.

  • Full Registration includes attendance at one full or half-day workshop on Sunday (normally an additional $200 fee). 

  • Full Registration also includes access to all educational sessions, proceedings, Monday awards luncheon and networking reception, Tuesday breakfast, Exhibit Hall, and evening social events.

  • The best value for registration is for URISA members who are staying at the conference hotel or who reside locally. Significant discounts are offered to URISA members. If you are not a URISA member, consider joining before March 31 through this special introductory offer!

  • Team Registration Discounts: Save money by registering your entire team at a substantial discount. If registering 3 or more individuals from the same organization, each will receive $100.00 off (URISA members, Young Professional or nonmembers). Please contact URISA for further group discount details. All team registrations must be for the full registration and must be submitted together along with payment to receive the discount.

  • Registrations received after September 20 or onsite will incur an additional $50 fee.

  • All participants must read and abide by the URISA Event Code of Conduct to promote a respectful experience for all.

Registration Fee Table (for Budgeting Purposes):

 

Justification:

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

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  • Registration will open in April. If you need to register prior to then to take advantage of training budgets, please let us know.

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

Cancellation & Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing at URISA Headquarters on or before August 31 in order to receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee (a $25 fee for cancelled workshop registrations). No refunds after August 31, 2019.

Child Care: Be sure to check the box on the registration form or email Wendy if you are interested in taking advantage of onsite subsidized childcare services during the event. Include the ages and hours for which childcare is needed. #GISBabies #FamilyFriendly

 


Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Events will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside (2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 USA). It's all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places you at the center of it all. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away. Grab a beignet, listen to live jazz, ride a streetcar, or hop into a parade, you never know what you’ll experience in the vibrant culture and excitement of New Orleans just outside our front door. Make it a trip to remember!

Good to know:

  • Downtown New Orleans hotel in the Warehouse and Arts District
  • Walking distance to the French Quarter and Jackson Square
  • Contemporary and comfortable guest rooms and suites
  • Amazing downtown or Mississippi River views 
  • Drago's Restaurant, Riverblends Café, Spirits Bar and Public Belt
  • Shop the Outlet Collection, attached to the hotel

URISA negotiated an amazingly affordable $179 single/double hotel room rate at the Hilton for GIS-Pro 2019, including wifi access.  The group rate will be available until August 27 or until the room block is depleted.  A portion of the block is available at the government per diem rate.

If you work for a government agency, please send an email to info@urisa.org with your name and the name of the government agency for which you work, and a staff member will provide the online reservations link for the per diem block.

Please note:

  • Reserve your room first as your Hotel reservation number is required to receive the registration best value rate. 
  • The hotel rates shown above are final.  If you happen to receive an email or phone call from an outside organization about booking hotel rooms for GIS-Pro 2019, it is a SCAM. Do not respond. Rooms for the conference will only be available through the Reservations Link above.

Getting to New Orleans:

Fly: There are plenty of flights into New Orleans (MSY)! Airlines operating out of the Louis Armstrong International Airport include: Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, PeoplExpress, Southwest, Spirit, United, U.S. Airways and VacationExpress.

Airport Shuttle, Inc. is the official ground transportation for Louis Armstrong International Airport, with service to and from New Orleans' hotels and other designated locations. Fare is $24 per person one way and a discounted $44 per person round trip is now available.

Amtrak: Take a train to the conference! The City of New Orleans train runs from Memphis and Chicago, while the Crescent runs from Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York. The Sunset Limited runs from Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson and Los Angeles.


About New Orleans

    

Photos courtesy New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Meetings in New Orleans, like everything else in this city, stay with you long after you’ve unpacked your conference materials. More than just meetings, they can be game-changing gatherings that inspire free-flowing ideas and forge deep connections. 

At the next industry event you attend after coming here, you’ll find yourself telling the person beside you in the buffet line, “One time, in New Orleans …” And, chances are, they’ll counter back with their own New Orleans story – a tale of energetic collaboration, constructive disruption and reinvention of previously held norms.

We know how to get things rollin’ on the river. Recent innovation and a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem have earned the city the nickname, the Silicon Bayou. Plus, Inc.com has named us the "Coolest Start-up City in America,” and Forbes.com says we’re the No. 1 "biggest brain magnet.” Between the world-class food and electrifying music, we get down to business.

  

Photos courtesy New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Here you don’t just get lanyards at the registration table – you get Mardi Gras beads. Meet and greets have a musical beat. Our culture is real and as rich as our andouille and crab gumbo.

Between sessions, put on your comfortable shoes and get ready to hit our cobble-stoned streets running. Get your fill of James Beard award-winning cuisine. Soak up our art, architecture and music. After the sun goes down, you can network into the night on Bourbon or Frenchmen streets. In this city, we get down to business then we get down. And don’t hesitate if your spouse or roommate wants to come along for the trip. It’s New Orleans. Like a po-boy, this city is better shared - and everyone is company when they're here.

Learn more about this memorable city!

Make your list for #GISPro2019: New Orleans Bucket List Foods  

      

  Photos courtesy New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

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