Des Plaines, IL (November 7, 2014) – URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is hosting a Google Hangout on Wednesday evening, November 12 at 8:00 PM Eastern (7 PM Central/6 PM Mountain/5 PM Pacific) in order to give young GIS professionals an opportunity to learn more about the VC and the 2015 application process.
Individuals will be able to watch and participate in the Google Hangout via either of these links:
The URISA Vanguard Cabinet debuted in 2011 to engage young GIS practitioners (35 and under), increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. The Cabinet’s mission is to collaborate with URISA’s Board of Directors and Committees in creating and promoting programs and policies of benefit to young professionals. Comprised entirely of passionate young members selected from different geospatial disciplines, the Cabinet aims to position URISA as the center of opportunities for creative young professionals who are committed to improving URISA and the geospatial profession via innovation, collaboration, networking, and professional development.
Clare Brown, GISP, advisor to the Vanguard Cabinet, notes, “Young professionals are not only increasing in number within URISA, but they are also leading and initiating important programs. From student outreach to professional practice development, the VC is making its mark and being noticed. I encourage all young GIS professionals to learn more about the Vanguard Cabinet and apply to become a part of this great group of future leaders.”
Visit the Vanguard Cabinet web page for the 2015 application form (due by November 30).