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Updated: 6/21/09

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every WHERE

Mark your calendars for the 2009 GIS User Conference.
Final presentations are now posted!



May 4th-6th, 2009
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, Washington

Professional & Student Rates | Online Registration

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Registration-Online Exhibitor Registration

2009 Conference Sponsors

KEYNOTE

Cy Smith announced as 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon. He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the URISA Board of Directors.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

No further abstracts are being accepted at this time.

2009 Conference Call for Papers
2009 Presentation Guidelines

Presenters at the 2009 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.
Speakers: If your paper is chosen for presentation you may attend the Monday workshops for only $10 with your regularly paid conference registration.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The conference will consist of half day workshops on Monday and seminar tracks on Tuesday and Wednesday. The workshops will be presented on Open Souce GIS, Designing Great Web Maps, Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript and Cartography & Map Production.

A tentative agenda has now been posted.

Visit the workshop page for more information.

REGISTRATION

Online registration is now open.

This year we continue to use our online registration vendor, Thriva. Registration is now open.

Online Registration

Professional & Student | Online Registration

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Registration -Online Exhibitor Registration

Professional & Student Information

Workshop & Conference
Workshop Only
Conference Only
Rates
Early
Bird
Advance
Late
Early
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Late
Early
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Advance
Late
Dates
by 4/21
4/22-4/30
after 4/30
by 4/21
4/22-4/30
after 4/30
by 4/21
4/22-4/30
after 4/30
Professional Rate
$260
$280
$300
$110
$125
$150
$185
$200
$225
Student Rate
$125
$150
$175
$75
$100
$125
$85
$110
$135

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Exhibitor and Sponsorhip information is now available. This packet of information contains rates, registration, Tuesday night social in the vendor hall and sponsorship information. For more information please contact contact: Vendor Support

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Red Lion Hotel
11211 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Front Desk: 425-455-5240
Toll Free: 1-800-325-4000

Rate: $110 sng/dbl/trpl/quad (plus tax). Rate will expire when they run out of inventory.
Rate is valid for these dates: May 3-7th
Ask for the WA GIS Conference rate.
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Bellevue Downtown Courtyard Marriott
Rate: $153 sng/dbl. This rate will be until filled and will expire on April 17
More details will follow and be effective by Friday 4/3/09.

TUESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL - Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Join us for a Cinco De Mayo Celebration in the Vendor Hall on Tuesday May 5th.

DICK THOMAS STUDENT PAPER AWARD

WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, announces the third 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.

Dick Thomas Award Announcement and Guidelines
No more submissions are being accepted at this time.

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

Enter your best poster or map into the 2009 WAURISA Conference and win fame and fabulous prizes! This is an opportunity to showcase your work and inspire your peers and colleagues with your interesting projects.

Just email your entry to us by Wed., April 29, 2009 at:mapcontest@waurisa.org


When submitting your entry, please include the following information:
  • Your Name
  • Your Organization or School
  • The Title of Your Poster or Map
  • In what Division you wish to be entered into: Professional or Student
For more details please review the flyer.