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  • GIS Leadership & Management
  • Community Resiliency and Sustainability 
  • Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS
  • GIS Supporting Health and Human Services
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Geospatial Technology Innovations
  • Inspiring the Future of GIS and Education

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Inspiring the Future of GIS [clear filter]
Monday, September 30
 

10:30am

Thinking About Grad School?
What’s the value of a GIS or geospatial graduate degree vis-à-vis continuing education? What should I look for in a graduate program? What is the best preparation for getting admitted to a graduate program? How do I get the most out of a graduate program? What makes a graduate degree a worthwhile investment? Delve into these questions and more during this panel discussion.

  • Thinking About Grad School?
    Ken Watson, Academic Programs Director, Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
    Eric S. Money, Ph.D., Associate Director of Professional Education, Center for Geospatial Analytics, Assistant Professor of GIST, and Director of Graduate Programs, MGIST/GISCert, North Carolina State University
    Christina Brunsvold, M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology Candidate 2019, GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA


Moderators
avatar for Ken Watson

Ken Watson

Academic Programs Director, Spatial Sciences Institute
Ken Watson oversees recruitment and academic advisement for the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. He received his B.S. in Communications from Boston University and an M.A. in Educational Administration from California State University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Money, Ph.D

Eric Money, Ph.D

Associate Director of Professional Education, North Carolina State University
Eric is currently the Associate Director of Professional Education in the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. He serves as Director of several graduate programs, including NC State's Masters of Geospatial Information Science & Technology and Graduate Certificate... Read More →
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology. In 2018, Christina was selected... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 19, 1st Floor

2:30pm

Getting Hired With the Impactful Resume
In this interactive session, get tips and advice on crafting the resume that can propel you into your next career move. Learn what hiring managers look for as they evaluate resumes and submit your resume in advance to get personal input from representatives from different industry sectors.

Susan Kamei, Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Lakewood, CO
Clare Brown, GISP, IT Manager/Website Administrator, New Orleans, LA



Moderators
avatar for Sarah Marie Kelly

Sarah Marie Kelly

GIScience Instructor, University of Colorado

Speakers
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

CEO, GeoOrbit Properties, LLC
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Susan Kamei oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the Institute's academic and research programs. Her expertise in higher education administration includes collaborative and life-long... Read More →
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
John Nolte, GISP is the GIS Manager for Administrative Services at Denver Water in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Nolte has been involved in GIS for over 20 years in various positions, from analyst to GIS Coordinator to his current position as GIS Manager.Mr. Nolte is also president of the... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon 19, 1st Floor

4:00pm

Calling All Young Professionals: Career Panel Honest Talk
For young, entry-level, or emerging pros, it’s daunting to see job descriptions that require an increasing number of certifications, skills, and areas of expertise. Are all of these emerging technologies and competency expectations necessary, or are employers looking for a GIS unicorn? How do I know what skills will enhance my career and give me a competitive edge in the workplace? Participate in an interactive presentation and discussion to explore the options.

Calling All Young Professionals: Career Panel Honest Talk
Kevin Volz, GISP, Operations Lead, Evari GIS Consulting, San Diego, CA
Christina Brunsvold, GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst/ CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County

Moderators
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Susan Kamei oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the Institute's academic and research programs. Her expertise in higher education administration includes collaborative and life-long... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Volz, GISP

Kevin Volz, GISP

Director of Operations, Evari GIS Consulting
GIS, Management, GISP, Python, Spatial Analysis, Automation, Efficiency, Value, Leadership
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology. In 2018, Christina was selected... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 19, 1st Floor
 
Tuesday, October 1
 

9:00am

Training the Trainer
Want to share your enthusiasm for GIS? In this session, get ideas from two projects that involve GIS teachers and trainers with students that promote geospatial curricula and are building a GIS-competent pipeline.
  • The GEO Project: Geospatial Education and Outreach in Mississippi
    Gunnar Olson, GISP, ESRI Desktop Associate, Geospatial Technology Specialist, Mississippi State University-GRI, Stennis Space Center, MS


Moderators
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Gunnar Olson, GISP

Gunnar Olson, GISP

Geospatial Technologies Specialist, Mississippi State University
A Research Associate at Mississippi State University's Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), I have worked on the GEO (Geospatial Education and Outreach) Project for the past thirteen years. We are federally funded by NOAA to provide free geospatial education and outreach to Mississippi... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 19, 1st Floor

1:30pm

Engaging GIS Students in the Community - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Spatial technologies are empowering students to be involved in their local communities. Learn how GIS professionals and faculty are leading elementary, middle school, high school, and undergraduate college students using the power of GIS to understand and contribute to their environments.

  • Introduction of Geo-spatial Technologies: GIS in Secondary Education
    Dawson Belk, GISC, Jr., Web Developer, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • GIS Day Savannah: How We've Introduced GIS to 1000s of Students
    Lara Hall, GISP, GIS Director, Chatham County Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, Savannah, GA
    Thomas Jeanquart, Senior Systems GIS Analyst, City of Savannah, Savannah, GA
  • The Urban Scene – Student Exploration of Town Using Survey 123
    Michael Crosby, Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing and Bryant Devillier, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, Ruston, LA


Moderators
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Susan Kamei oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the Institute's academic and research programs. Her expertise in higher education administration includes collaborative and life-long... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dawson Belk

Dawson Belk

Jr. Web Developer, Louisiana Tech University
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Lara Hall

GIS Director, Chatham County Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission
Lara Hall is the Director of Savannah Area GIS. SAGIS works with the City of Savannah, Chatham County, The Metropolitan Planning Commission and non-profit and private organizations to maintain standards, manage data, provide geospatial education, and coordinate geospatial projects... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Jeanquart

Thomas Jeanquart

Senior Systems GIS Analyst, City of Savannah
I am a Senior GIS Analyst with the City of Savannah. I graduated Georgia Southern University and began my GIS career mapping archaeological sites for public and private lands. I moved into utility mapping and now spend my time with permitting, planning and addressing. One of my... Read More →
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Michael Crosby, PhD

Assistant Professor-GIS and Remote Sensing, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
Michael Crosby is Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing at Louisiana Tech University. He has over 10 years experience in GIS and remote sensing applications and has been involved in research related to severe weather and climate change impacts on forests, urban forestry, spatial... Read More →
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Bryant Devillier

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 19, 1st Floor
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

8:30am

Soup to Nuts: A Bite-Size Approach to Mentoring and Networking
I’m new to GIS and have SOOO many questions. Who can give me advice? How do I get involved and build my network? How do I connect with someone who is willing to be my mentor? What should I expect from a mentor and what is expected of me as a mentee? Believe it or not, mentoring and networking is a symbiotic relationship. In this session, discuss doable steps that will foster an emerging career.

  • Mentoring Tomorrows GIS Leaders
    Haley Zehentbauer, Business Analyst, Stark County Ohio, Carrollton, OH
    Kristin Johnston, GIS Technician, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, North Carolina
    Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP, GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA
    Clare Brown, GISP, IT Manager/Website Administrator, New Orleans, LA
    Carl Anderson, GISP, Consultant, NewLight Technologies, Bradenton, FL


Moderators
avatar for Alex Lopez-Rogina

Alex Lopez-Rogina

GIS Coordinator, Madison Utilities

Speakers
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

CEO, GeoOrbit Properties, LLC
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Manager, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Masters... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Johnston

Kristin Johnston

GIS Technician, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Kristin Johnston is a GIS Technician for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in the Information Services Division. In 2018, Kristin was selected as a URISA Vanguard Cabinet Member (2018-2020) and currently serves in the role of Secretary. She enjoys hiking, tennis and cooking. As... Read More →
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Haley Zehentbauer

Business Analyst, Stark County Ohio



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 19, 1st Floor