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Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for 2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

Published Monday, June 5, 2017

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) are pleased to announce the 2018 GIS /CAMA Technologies Conference, March 19-22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. For more than twenty years, the organizations have hosted a conference that assists assessment and appraisal professionals in visualizing how they can work more effectively through the use of technology. This conference explores the important role that the integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) systems plays in providing access to data and analysis of information for better decision making within a jurisdiction. GIS/CAMA 2018 will feature an exhibition, pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers and a substantial educational program which is developed through a review of proposals received. 

This year, for the first time, the Conference Committee is inviting both workshop and presentation proposals.

Call for Workshop Proposals:

Full and half-day conference workshops will be scheduled on Monday, March 19.  Suggested topics are provided for general reference only.  We welcome workshop topics of interest at all levels of expertise, from beginner to expert. Attendees pay an additional fee to attend a workshop and learning objectives and takeaways will be vitally important components of your proposal, along with a full course outline, any pre-requisites or knowledge required, classroom setup needs, and instructors' biographies. If selected, instructors for each workshop may elect to receive an honorarium or free registration to the conference. 

Suggested Workshop Topics:

Using Assessor’s Data for Disaster Management and Recovery What To Do When Things Don’t Go as Planned Application Scripting and Development

IAAO One-Day Forums

ArcGIS Applications & Topics
(Hands-On Workshops)
Parcel/Cadastral Mapping
URISA Certified Workshops Data Quality Management/Metadata Model Development and Refinement
USPAP 7-Hour Update Using Statistical Software with GIS Data GIS/CAMA Integration
CAMA Data Mining—Real Life Examples
—Tips & Tricks
Geostatistical Analysis Other topics of interest
to the community
Social Media for Assessor’s Offices Management Topics for Elected Officials

Workshop proposals are due on or before August 1, 2017. 

Additional information and proposal submission forms are available online.

Call for Presentation Proposals:

The education program is developed by reviewing submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The 2018 Conference Planning Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, panels, and lightning talks. All abstracts will be reviewed and considered for the educational program. Suggested topics are provided for general reference only. We welcome topics of interest at all levels, from beginner to expert.

Suggested Presentation Topics:

GIS Technologies Management and Leadership Open Records Issues
Parcel/Cadastral Mapping Data Aggregation and Sharing

Safety in the Field

Integrating GIS and CAMA Data

Automated Valuation Models Next Generation 911
Using Assessor’s CAMA Data & GIS for
Emergency Planning and Disaster Response
Mobile & Cloud Solutions Property Valuation
Special Property Types Future-Looking Topics International Topics
Oil & Gas Valuation Case Studies of Assessment and Parcel Workflows State Assessed Value Allocation
Parcel Fabric Tools for Appeals Other topics of interest
to the community
Mentoring the Next Generation Tax Policy Issues

Presentation proposals are due on or before October 1, 2017

Additional information and proposal submission forms are available online.

About IAAO - The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is a non-profit research and educational association.  Established in 1934, IAAO's mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal as well as property tax policy and administration through professional development, education, research and technical assistance.  For more information, visit www.iaao.org

About  URISA The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association is a multi-disciplinary geospatial organization that provides professional education and training, a vibrant and connected community, advocacy for geospatial challenges and issues, and essential resources. URISA fosters excellence in GIS and engages geospatial professionals throughout their careers. For more information, visit www.urisa.org 

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