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April 9, 2014
URISA Announces GIS-Pro 2014 Conference Details

Des Plaines, Ill., April 1, 2014—URISA is pleased to announce the details for GIS-Pro 2014: URISA's 52nd Annual Conference taking place September 8-11, 2014 in New Orleans. Join us for exceptional education and discussions focused on Leveraging Spatial Technology in Support of Sustainable and Resilient Communities.

Take advantage of a number of full and half-day workshops on topics ranging from GIS & NextGen 9-1-1 and Public Participation GIS,  to GIS Program Management and the GIS Capability Maturity Model. Keynotes will feature the Code for America Brigade, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, and GovLoop. More than two dozen sessions and panel discussions will cover 'Improving Coastal Resilience", "Foundations of Successful Transit Systems", "Managing and Exchanging Open and Crowd Sourced Data", and much more.  Review the extensive list of speakers and instructors who are generously sharing their ideas and good work.

Also check out this year’s Community Project where participants will collect important data in the Black Pearl neighborhood to support revitalization efforts. An afternoon workshop working with data sets collected for the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans will focus on generating recommendations for community revitalization and redevelopment.

Some networking events are already detailed and the Conference Committee is working on optional events (ghost tours in the Quarter, group dining outings, etc.) to help participants make the most of their time in New Orleans. Download the GIS-Pro 2014 mobile Sched app and start networking with your fellow attendees and speakers.

Exhibitors and Sponsors can now reserve a choice spot in a busy exhibit hall and start planning their conference.

The conference venue is the Sheraton New Orleans, which is ideally situated on Canal Street. It is a perfect location to take advantage of all New Orleans has to offer. Visit the conference website today and review the abundance of educational content, registration and details about GIS-Pro 2014 online.

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