The theme for this year’s conference is “GIS and Local Government: The Base of the Pyramid.”
The keynote speakers are Randy Johnson (Hennepin County, Minnesota) and Kevin Neimond, National Association of Counties. In order to stimulate interest in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the K-12 classroom, we are offering the following to K-12 teachers:
- Teachers are welcome to attend the conference on Tuesday, March 21 beginning at 1:00 PM at no charge. As indicated in the conference program (http://cgis.towson.edu/tugis2006/schedule/default.html), we have two afternoon concurrent sessions on GIS education. Teachers are also welcome to visit the Exhibit Hall and Map Gallery.
- Teachers who would like to register for the full conference may do so at the student rate.
- all-day post-conference workshop entitled Introduction to GIS for K-12 Teachers on Wednesday, March 22. K-12 teachers may enroll for the workshop at a special rate of $150 before March 3 ($175 after March 3). In addition to presenting information on important GIS concepts, this workshop will provide attendees with information on how to download free GIS software and data for classroom use.
Teachers who would like to attend the conference on Tuesday afternoon at no charge do not need to register in advance. However, teachers who want to attend the full conference or the post-conference workshop should do so by visiting the conference Web site at: