Washington URISA invites you to join your fellow GIS professionals at the only statewide GIS conference in Washington State, at the 2017 Washington GIS Conference, May 15 – 18 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma.
We are thrilled to welcome Monica Stephens, PhD, @geographiliac, as this year’s keynote on Wednesday, May 17. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in New York. Her research integrates methodologies in GI Science with Social Network Analysis (SNA) and big data. Visit our conference website to learn more about Monica Stephens.
Conference registration open! WAURISA is pleased to announce that Conference registration is now open to register for workshops and conference registration. This year WAURISA is proud to have two full days of high caliber workshops. These range from ½ day sessions to 1-day classes to a 2-day long class. For a full list of this year’s workshops and information on the special interest group meeting, check out the website.
Exhibitors – make plans to exhibit at the 2017 Washington GIS Conference! Our conference attendees are looking for the latest advances in the GIS industry – this is an excellent opportunity for your company to connect with influential decision-makers. Check out Call for Exhibitors PDF for all the details.
Share your GIS story with your GIS colleagues! Abstract proposals are now being accepted for presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks. Presenters receive50% off registration fees. Deadline for submitting is April 14th. Students! Here is your chance to enter the Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition & Award for a chance at great prizes. For more information on the DTA and how to enter, check out the Competition FAQs or click here to enter the DTA.
Coming soon on the conference website – information on The Summit Award, contest for best map, poster, script, & online mapping application, and social events. Keep up to date with all the latest conference news by following WAURISA on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. The hashtag for this year’s conference is #wagis17.
The Washington State Chapter of URISA (http://www.waurisa.org/) exists for the purpose of recognizing, supporting and encouraging professional growth through continuing education, communication, technical development and service to its members and others in the field of geospatial and information technologies. It is a non-profit association of GIS professionals using geospatial technology to solve problems in state, regional and local government. WAURISA members are from many disciplines and are dedicated to advancing the effective application of GIS technology in decision making and streamlining government operations and services. Other areas in which our members use this technology for problem solving include planning, transportation, public works, the environment, emergency services and utilities.
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