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Count on URISA for your GIS Professional Education

Published Friday, September 11, 2015

There is an abundance of education on the URISA calendar. Be sure to note the important deadlines and start planning today.

Certification: Attending and/or presenting at URISA education events earns you substantial education and contribution points to help you achieve and or maintain your GISP credential!

October 18-22, 2015 - Spokane, Washington

Hotel reservation deadline: September 17

URISA, the Northwest GIS User Group (NWGIS), the Northern Rockies and Washington Chapters of URISA are pleased to present GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015. Join us in picturesque and affordable Spokane for workshops, dozens of breakout sessions, keynote addresses, and important professional connections. Topics range from environmental applications and transportation to management, policy and sustainability. Take some time to review the abundance of education on the program: https://gispronwgis2015.sched.org/ 

  • Professional Planners: Note that we just applied for a 52 AICP-CM credits for GIS-Pro 2015 (including difficult to earn law and ethics credits). 
  • Diamond Conference Sponsor Esri is hosting numerous events in Spokane. Don’t miss the Story Map Competition, Dev MeetUp, User Group Meeting and Hands-on Learning Lab!
  • Exhibits & Sponsorships: Take advantage of this three-in-one event combining the 2015 annual conferences of URISA, the Northwest GIS Users’ Group and the Intermountain GIS Conference. Promote your products and services in one place, at one time.

GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference
February 22-25, 2016 - Savannah, Georgia

Don’t miss the milestone 20th anniversary event!
Presented, since 1997, along with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). The conference discusses achieving technology excellence in the assessor’s office.
The comprehensive conference program covers field data collection, valuation, statistical analysis, standards, cadastral mapping and more.

URISA GIS Leadership Academy
August 1-5, 2016 – Chicago, Illinois

Significant registration discounts until December 31

The success of any GIS program is largely tied to the capabilities of its leader. Strong leadership is necessary to establish a solid GIS program, operate efficiently and effectively, coordinate participants, adapt to change, and move a program forward. Leadership, however, is a skill that must be developed. The five-day URISA Leadership Academy was established to meet this need.

URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference
September 5-8, 2016 - Barbados

Abstract submission deadline: December 1

Presented since 2001, the conference is the only gathering of Caribbean GIS professionals for education, training and career development. URISA is thrilled to be heading back to Barbados for the 2016 URISA Caribbean GIS Conference. Barbados was the site of our second conference in 2004. The conference is organized by a committee of Caribbean GIS experts, who dedicate considerable time and energy to developing an important educational program. The conference features an exhibition and a number of professional development and networking opportunities.

Presentation proposals are being solicited on topics ranging from national SDI implementation, capacity building and business intelligence to climate change challenges and use of UAVs for imagery collection.

GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario

The Call for Presentations for GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto will be announced shortly after GIS-Pro 2015 in Spokane. Stay tuned!

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Visit www.urisa.org for updates and additional educational opportunities.


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