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GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference

Annual Conference for Professionals in Property Assessment, Tax Administration, Mapping and Information Technology

Travel and social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic remain in effect and the health and safety of our communities remains of utmost importance. In light of these circumstances, URISA and IAAO have made the decision to move forward with a virtual GIS/Valuation Conference in 2021. The 24th annual conference will take place during the week of March 22-26, 2021. 

Thank you to the dedicated committee of URISA and IAAO volunteers, led by Conference Chair Dan Fasteen, PhD, Aumentum Technologies; Program Chair, Alex Hepp, Cyclomedia; and Associate Program Chair, Kevin Keene, City of Philadelphia, who collaborated and guided the migration to a virtual conference.

GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference Registration

The cost to participate – for attendees and our partners – has been significantly reduced (by 50% or more) in order to make it easier to attend. You must register to access the online conference. All registered attendees will receive emailed instructions before the conference begins on March 22. Note that the conference schedule is in Central Time.

Join IAAO and/or URISA and qualify immediately for the discounted Member Conference Rates. Young professional and student registration fees are further discounted. 

To IAAO and URISA Members who have been impacted by work furloughs because of the COVID-19 outbreak: Your professional associations are here to support you.  Please contact Verlanda McBride if you are out of work because of the pandemic for a complimentary registration.  

Registration Fee Table:

Optional Workshops
: Workshops will take place as noted below and an additional fee is required. First-come first served based on availability (capacity is limited for each). You may select more than one workshop if they are not scheduled at the same time.  Click here for a detailed description of each workshop.

Monday, March 22

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon: Uncovering Patterns and Modeling Relationships in Valuation Data Using Business Intelligence Tools & GIS ($25 fee)
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Assessment ($25 fee)
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Using GIS to Achieve Racial Equity and Social Justice ($25 fee)

Thursday, March 25

  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Leading from the Middle ($25 fee)

Friday, March 26

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon: Benefits of ArcGIS Pro and the Parcel Fabric ($25 fee)

Multi-Session/Day Course: Monday afternoon/Thursday afternoon/All day on Friday

  • Mass Appraisal Valuation Modeling in R or SPSS ($150 fee)


Note that all registrations must be paid in full before receiving event access.  

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing at URISA Headquarters on or before March 17 to receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee.  No refunds after March 17, 2021.

Future Events:

25th Annual Conference: New Orleans, March 2022

26th Annual Conference: Louisville, March 2023

About the Conference 

Formerly known as the GIS/CAMA Conference, we re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, efficient and applicable for jurisdictions of all sizes. 

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) partner each year to discuss the importance of data and the analysis of location information for better decision-making within a jurisdiction. 

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. 


URISA 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.  


Conference History






Louisville, Kentucky - March 23-26, 2020 - Cancelled due to coronavirus global pandemic

24th Annual GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference - Cancelled

March 13, 2020: In recognition of the growing health risks worldwide posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and decisions by governments and businesses to curtail activities, it is with great regret that we inform you that IAAO and URISA have decided to cancel the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, scheduled to take place March 23-26, 2020 in Louisville Kentucky.

The health and safety of our members, attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors is our top priority. We believe that, given the current situation, cancelling this event is for the overall benefit of all parties involved. 

With concurrence of the IAAO President Amy Rasmussen, RES, AAS, FIAAO and URISA President Keri Brennan, GISP we are operating out of an abundance of caution after reviewing guidance from the CDC, and getting input from members who raised concerns about being absent from their communities during this crisis. This has been a very difficult decision and we would like to thank all our partners, sponsors, exhibitors and participants for their understanding at this time.

We greatly appreciate all of the speakers who had offered to share knowledge with the community. We were looking forward to your presentations and will follow up with future opportunities. Sponsors/exhibitors, we will also look forward to discussing opportunities to connect with IAAO and URISA members. Thank you for your support.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our participants and partners.  Our sympathies go to those who are affected with COVID-19 around the world. Don't hesitate to contact us with immediate concerns.

Stay well, follow recommendations to self-distance and #flattenthecurve.

Portland, Oregon - February 25-28, 2019
Online Program Link





Houston, Texas - March 19-22, 2018 

Chattanooga, Tennessee - March 6-9, 2017


Savannah, Georgia - February 22-25, 2016
We went back to the 'birthplace' of this conference to celebrate the milestone 20th anniversary. What a wonderful event, with great presentations and valuable discussions. Attendees will receive the Conference Proceedings in mid-April. 


Event History

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