2008 Washington GIS Conference

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Updated: 11/27/2012 (Added 2008 Program PDF)

The 2008 Washington GIS Conference will be held May 5-7, 2008 in Seattle.

Seattle Center - Northwest Rooms
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Thanks for attending the conference this year! It was a great sucess.
We have posted the latest round of presentations and are working on the full agenda.

Thanks to all those who filled out the online survey. We will be posting results soon and announcing the winners.

2008 Conference Sponsors

Conference Picture Slideshow - click here

2008 promotional flyer (Adobe Reader Required)
2008 Program PDF
Seattle Center Map
Northwest Room Map

Professional & Student Rates | Online Registration

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Registration- Online Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitors please see additional information.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are being soliciated for the 2008 Conference. Papers are being solicited for a variety of technical, project, management, and student tracks.

2008 Conference Call for Papers - Click here
Presentation Guidelines the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to Wednesday March 26th, 2008

Presenters at the 2008 Washington GIS Conference will earn 1 GISCI Contribution Point for Conference Presentation or Conference Poster Display in addition to points earned for attending the conference and being a member of WAURISA. New for 2008: If your paper is chosen for presentation you may attend a full-day Monday workshop for only $10 in addition to your conference registration.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The conference will consist of an all day workshop on Monday and seminar tracks on Tuesday and Wednesday. The workshops will be presented on Open Souce GIS and GIS Program Management. Visit the workshop page for more information.

The detailed draft schedule (Updated 4/30/08) is available for viewing.
Monday (Updated 4/30/08)
Tuesday (Updated 4/30/08)
Wednesday (Updated 4/30/08)

REGISTRATION

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - 4/28/08

This year we continue to use our online registration vendor, Thriva. We strongly encourage the use of the on-line system as it will make checking in at the conference easier and faster. Please click the following registration links depending on what type of registration you need:

Online Registration

Professional & Student Information

Workshop & Conference
Workshop Only
Conference Only
Rates
Early
Bird
Advance
Late
Early
Bird
Advance
Late
Early
Bird
Advance
Late
Dates
by 4/21
4/22-5/01
after
5/01
by 4/21
4/22-5/01
after
5/01
by 4/21
4/22-5/01
after
5/01
Professional Rate
$260
$280
$300
$110
$125
$150
$185
$200
$225
Student Rate
$125
$150
$175
$75
$100
$125
$85
$110
$135

  • Online Registration
  • Mail Registration

    Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

  • General Exhibitor and Sponsorship Registration Information
  • Current Exhibitor Booth Layout - Last Updated: 1/14/08
  • Electrical Order Form (Vendors Only)
  • Internet Order Form

    All Exhibitor Booths have been filled at this time and we are no longer taking registrations that include a booth. If you would like to be a conference sponsor, which includes a listing & logo in the program and on the conference webpage, contact: Vendor Support

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • WAURISA has been able to get a special rate for the conference the following three Hotels. Please ask for the WAURISA rate when booking. Located at the north end of downtown Seattle, adjacent to the Seattle Center, Space Needle and Experience Music Project, the Best Western Executive Inn is situated in a truly ideal location. Just one block west of the hotel, you can find an adventurous route to the downtown shopping district via the Seattle Center Monorail built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Close by, the Best Western Loyal Inn is located four blocks south toward Seattle’s downtown and across the street, is the Eighth Avenue Inn.

    Rates quoted are for STANDARD ROOMS ONLY:

    Single or double occupancy, based on availability & must be booked before April 4th 2008. Links to hotel sites will open in a new browser window.
    Best Western Executive Inn
    200 Taylor Ave N
    Seattle WA 98109
    206-448-9444, 800-351-9444
    www.bestwestern.com/prop_48068
    Best Western Loyal Inn
    2301 8th Ave
    Seattle WA 98121
    206-682-0200, 888-682-0201
    www.bestwestern.com/prop_48062
    Eighth Avenue Inn
    2213 8th Ave
    Seattle WA 98121
    206-624-6300
    www.eighthavenueinn.com
    139.00 + tax
    $129.00+tax
    $119.00+tax

    TUESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL - Mariners vs Rangers Baseball Game

    Join us for baseball on Tuesday May 6th at Safeco Field in downtown Seattle for
    SeattleMarinersLogo Seattle Mariners
    vs.
    TexasRangersLogo Texas Rangers
    The game starts at 7:10 pm. One ticket is included with conference registration and additional tickets will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for more details.

    DICK THOMAS STUDENT PAPER AWARD

    WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, announces the second annual Richard "Dick" Thomas award. This award is established to honor Washington State GIS pioneer and mentor Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas, who passed away in 2006. The intent of this award is to honor Dick by continuing his work of encouraging students to excel in their studies and to transition successfully into careers in the field of GIS. Click here to find out more and apply for the award and to send submissions.

    The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 26th for students to enter the Dick Thomas Memorial Student Presentations.


    WAURISA GIS PERSON OF THE YEAR

    Nominate your GIS Person of the Year using the following criteria by sending a short description of their contributions to the GIS Community and why you think they should be awarded the GIS Person of the Year at the 2008 Washington GIS Conference. Please submit your nomination to the Conference Nomination Committee.

    MAP/POSTER CONTEST

    To enter the Map Poster Contest Click Here to see the flyer.