URISA GIS-Pro 2016 conference will take place October 31-November 3, 2016 at the Westin Harbour Castle on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto Canada. This marks the 50th Anniversary of URISA. So this will be a special event. Early discounted registration ends on Aug 1.
Here are some helpful GIS Pro links:
- Conference Program – https://gispro2016.sched.org/
- Conference Registration – http://www.urisa.org/education-events/gis-pro-2016-registration/
- Conference Sponsors – http://www.urisa.org/education-events/gis-pro-2016-sponsors-exhibits/
What is GIS Pro?
GIS Pro is URISA’s annual GIS Professional Conference. It is unique among GIS conferences. While it does have technology embedded in the core, GIS Pro has expanded to include presentations and workshops on broader issues that are impacting our profession such as management, data sharing, interacting with other professions, ethics, certification and more. These topics are tackled by industry experts with a wealth of experience.
GIS Pro is attended by a broad range of GIS users, practitioner, and professionals. It provides an opportunity to network with technicians, analyst, managers, coordinators and directors for multiple segments of the industry. You can find colleagues that work for local, state and federal government agencies as well as private companies, educational institutions and non-profits.
So if you are looking to widen your GIS horizons beyond the technology and grow your professional network, GIS Pro may just be the ticket you are looking for.
URISA Celebrates 50 Years
URISA emanated from a conference held on August 28, 1963 on the campus of the University of Southern California, organized by Edgar Horwood and attended by 48 people to trade information on developments in regional information systems. This was billed as the ‘First Annual Conference on Urban Planning Information Systems and Programs.’ Additional annual conferences were held from 1964 through 1966 in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Berkeley. At the 1966 Berkeley Conference, attendees approved a Constitution establishing the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). 2016 is URISA’s 50th anniversary!
Geospatial information is everywhere, at everyone’s fingertips and URISA as an organization has been at the forefront for the past 50 years, through global technology and social shifts. In the time it took you to pull up the description of this conference, perhaps on your phone, tablet or laptop, you have already considered the conference location, investigated the good eats and conference events, and mapped all of your indoor and outside activities. URISA connects members and partners with the educational, networking and collaboration resources that professionals need to evolve geospatial tools and solutions that respond to real places in real time. Join us in Toronto for our 50th anniversary event and be where amazing things are happening!
I hope to see you at GIS Pro this year. If you are not a URISA member, please consider joining. Not only will you save money on attending the conference and other events but you will also be part of an organization that has and continues to shape our industry. To join URISA go to –http://www.urisa.org/main/membership/