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Call for Presentations for GIS-Pro 2017: URISA’s 55th Annual Conference

Des Plaines, IL (January 25) URISA is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for GIS-Pro 2017: URISA’s 55th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. The conference will take place October 23-26.

Abstract submissions are due on or before Friday, March 10.

The conference educational content will celebrate exemplary applications of GIS technology for emergency response, addressing, public health, transportation, economic development, land records, etc. Participants will also share best practices for GIS management and leadership, professional development, certification, and much more. This year’s conference will also include a special program track focused on preparing for the GISP Exam. (The community has asked for it, and we’re going to deliver!)

Presentation Topics to Consider

The Conference Committee has provided the following program tracks and topics list to consider. The list is not meant to be restrictive, but is provided to stimulate ideas. Feel free to think outside the box. Consider innovations, trends, technical and management topics. Propose ideas geared to GIS beginners, mid-career managers or the leaders in the field. All proposals received will be reviewed and considered for the conference program.

Young Professionals: Inspiring the Future of GIS

This track is designed to support young professionals, including students, in their career development. The sessions will provide opportunities to learn about and develop the skills and relationships that will advance their understanding of professional pathways and keys to success in the geospatial workplace.