TECHNICAL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
The schedule of technical presentations and their abstracts for NYGeoCon 2019 is now available to review online! In addition to the concurrent technical sessions, the conference schedule will include workshops, posters, a plenary presentation, keynote address by Mark Wheeler (see below!), time for networking, and more. Review the complete agenda.
REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!
Registration for the NYGeoCon is open! Registration rates increase after Friday, September 6; sign up now and save. Click here to view pricing and to sign up.
Don’t forget to book your overnight accommodations! The Syracuse Marriott is offering conference participants a discounted group rate of $159/night. A limited number of rooms are available at the government per diem rate of $98/night for those who are eligible (valid government ID required at check-in). Reservations must be made by Friday, August 30 to be guaranteed the group rate. Click here to make a reservation in the group block.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mark Wheeler, City of Philadelphia
Mark Wheeler, GISP, AICP, is the CIO of the City of Philadelphia leading the Office of Innovation & Technology. Prior to becoming CIO, he was the Chief Geographic Information Officer for the City of Philadelphia and enabled the development of opendataphilly.org, a highly successful cloud-based effort to increase sharing of city GIS data. Mark will be discussing his experiences with developing and supporting open data systems, presenting examples of the economic benefits of open GIS data, and about preparing for GIS data collection of the 2020 Census.
The conference schedule, posted on the NYS GIS Association website, will include pre-conference workshops on GIS for Educators and Integrating Drone and GIS Technology. Monday night’s Informal Reception will be an epic GeoTrivia Team Challenge, where all are welcome to test their Geography knowledge! Tuesday and Wednesday include presentations and lightning talks from GIS professionals, a GIS poster session for professionals and students, drop-in GISP Certification consultation from NYS GISPs, the State of the State report from NYS GIO Frank Winters, and a Vendor Reception featuring our GIS industry-leading sponsors such as Consortech, EagleView Technologies, Geocove, Keystone Precision Instruments, MTS, and Esri.
Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available. Learn more about how you can get involved.
Visit www.nysgis.net/nygeocon2019 to learn more about the New York State GIS Association and NYGeoCon 2019.