Agenda & Floorplans

Schedule at a Glance

(changes may occur)

Click here for Ice Breaker Reception Details

Click here for Full-day UAS Symposium Details

Click here for Half-day Morning Workshop Details: Powerful Presentations for Impact

Click here for Half-day Morning Workshop Details: Framing your Message to Advocate and Educate

Concurrent Technical Sessions Abstracts and Poster Abstracts

NYS UAS Mapping Full Day Symposium

Sponsored by the New York State GIS Association

Tuesday, October 17, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Salon B

Welcome to the 2017 NYS UAS Mapping Symposium. For the first symposium of its kind in New York State focused
specifically on mapping with drones, the NYSGIS Association has brought together regional leaders and innovators in the
field for a full day of discussions on a wide range of topics including:

  • Hardware, software considerations
  • Educational and government program implementations
  • RTK, PPK, and Ground Control technologies
  • Mapping best practices and pitfalls
  • Application areas including transportation, infrastructure monitoring and 3D modeling
  • And more…

Please join us both at the NYGeoCon and for this full-day program. Discussions will be appropriate for the novice and the seasoned drone veteran alike. Content is being submitted for NYS PE/LS continuing education credits.

Participants include:

Planned Agenda is as follows:

A One (1) Hour Panel discussion will also be held on Wednesday October 18 from 3:00-4:00 as part of the regular
NYGeoCon Agenda.

Powerful Presentations for Impact Half Day Morning Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Salon A

Do you dread giving or receiving a PowerPoint presentation? Facts alone do not change people’s minds or move them to action. Understand how to use story as a tool to inspire your listeners.  See new techniques and approaches for powerful presentations and outreach.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Utilize story as a tool to persuade employees, communities, Boards, investors and other decision makers to your point of view
  • Blend charts, graphs, statistics, imagery and videos in presentations
  • Make technical, scientific or financial materials more interesting
  • Gather presentation delivery tips and techniques

Framing your Message to Advocate and Educate Half Day Afternoon Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Salon A

Learn techniques to develop and frame persuasive messages for your audience. How you say it, is sometimes more important than what you say.  Understand your personal style and how to tailor your message and content to motivate your community, team or project.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Identify and understand your audience (including millennials)
  • Create a compelling message to change awareness, attitudes and persuade
  • Adapt your style to blend with others to improve interactions, collaboration and decision making
  • Understand contributing factors for a successful messaging and outreach campaign

Ice Breaker Reception

Tuesday, October 17, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, 1980 Olympic Hockey Rink (Herb Brooks Arena)

Ice Breaker Reception – explore where the 1980 US Hockey Team made Olympic History (feel free to skate!)