Geospatial Colleagues,

Mark your calendar for the 2018 NYS Geospatial Summit on Wednesday, September 26th at the Welch-Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, NY. If you’ve never been to this event before, we urge you to give it a try. The Geospatial Summit enables sharing and discussion of innovative and emerging ideas in our field and you won’t want to miss it!  This will be the only statewide GIS-focused event this year as the NYS GIS Association alternates between NYGeoCon and the Geospatial Summit.

We will kick off the event at the Lodge on Tuesday, September 25th with the NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting from 4:00–5:30 PM, followed by food, drinks, and great company at the Geospatial Summit Reception from 6:30–9:30 PM and featuring a reception speaker. The Geospatial Summit will be Wednesday, September 26th with plenary sessions featuring six keynote speakers, and morning and afternoon panel discussions. This is the 10th Geospatial Summit and we have an exciting lineup of speakers in the works.

The Summit is a unique event; we intentionally keep it small and intimate so that you can engage with the speakers and your peers throughout the event. The Welch-Allyn Lodge is a spectacular venue serving excellent food and is well suited for a day of “out of the box” thinking. I hope you will be among the first 200 to sign up, because we cannot accept additional registrations beyond that number.  More details will be available on the Geospatial Summit website as they become available (http://geosummit.nysgis.net/2018), and remember to start the process of seeking travel approval from your place of employment now– sometimes that process can take months, and we would not want you to miss out. We look forward to seeing you there!

Geospatial Summit Committee, NYS GIS Association