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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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Saturday, September 28
 

8:00am

URISA Board of Directors Meeting
URISA's Board of Directors will meet this morning to continue moving the strategic plan forward. This will be Kim McDonough's last hurrah as URISA's President.

Speakers
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 12:45pm
Prince of Wales Room, 2nd Floor

1:00pm

URISA Committee Coordination Meeting
URISA Committees will meet in small groups on Saturday afternoon and report their activities and needs to their colleagues and leadership, so everyone hears the same thing.  Organizational strategic planning updates and future workplans will be discussed.  Interested members who wish to find out more about committee activities are also encouraged to attend to discover opportunities within the organization.

Moderators
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
I am the current URISA Professional Education Committee Chair as well as Chair of the Community Resilience Task Force. At the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019 I will assume the role of URISA President-Elect.I have nearly three decades of experience supporting GIS-related projects for federal... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor
 
Sunday, September 29
 

12:00pm

URISA Leadership Development Committee Meeting
URISA's Leadership Development Committee takes an active role in identifying and nurturing future leaders of the association. #VolunteerDriven

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities


Sunday September 29, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor
 
Monday, September 30
 

7:00am

URISA Past Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting (for URISA past presidents only)
Annual gathering for URISA's esteemed Past Presidents during the conference to discuss the organization's direction and offer guidance.

Note that this is not an open breakfast meeting. For URISA Past Presidents only. 
Sponsored by Dr. Barry Wellar URISA Past President (1978) 

Moderators
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities


Monday September 30, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

10:30am

URISA Core Documents Committee Meeting
Policy Manual, Bylaws... all the responsibility of this important committee. 

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Townsend

Bryan Townsend

GIS Manager, York County
As GIS Manager of York County since 2001, I am responsible for all things GIS in County Government. This role includes fostering the vision and strategies for the GIS division (while aligning with the County strategic plan), managing the division’s daily operations, serving as... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

2:30pm

URISA GIS Leadership Academy Committee Meeting
What's on the horizon for a GLA2 or a GIS Management Academy? We're rebooting the conversation this afternoon. 

Moderators
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.


Monday September 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

4:00pm

OneURISA Q&A
The Chapter Leaders' Forum is on Tuesday, over lunch, during which the majority of the discussion will focus on Chapter Development, best practices, etc.

This meeting is an opportunity to ask questions about OneURISA. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor
 
Tuesday, October 1
 

9:00am

URISA Professional Education Committee Meeting
URISA's Professional Education Committee will meet during this time slot in order to discuss workplans for the coming year.

PEC oversees the development and maintenance of URISA-approved professional educational materials. It also establishes guidelines for the development, review, and publication of URISA approved professional educational materials. The PEC ensures that these materials are developed and presented in accordance with URISA policies, membership interests, and Board strategic goals. The committee also coordinates the URISA portfolio of educational materials, identifying gaps, resolving overlaps, and assessing balance.

Interested in learning more and getting involved? Please join us!

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
I am the current URISA Professional Education Committee Chair as well as Chair of the Community Resilience Task Force. At the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019 I will assume the role of URISA President-Elect.I have nearly three decades of experience supporting GIS-related projects for federal... Read More →
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) and is the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). She is a GISCI-certified GIS Professional (GISP) and... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

10:00am

OneURISA Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

11:00am

URISA Policy Advisory Committee Meeting
Interested in learning how you can participate in URISA's Policy Advisory Committee? Join us for a quick meeting. The PAC is advisory to the URISA Board.  It monitors local and national activities, advising the board when it feels action is necessary and recommends appropriate responses. 

Speakers
avatar for Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission
Michael Glenn O’Grady was the founding chair of URISA’s PAC and is currently serving as chairman again, in addition to being on the URISA board. He has been a member of URISA since 1979 and is a former URISA president. O’Grady retired from local government in 2006 after spending... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

12:00pm

URISA Chapter Leaders Forum
Each year, URISA chapter leaders meet during the annual conference. An outstanding opportunity to support emerging leaders for your chapter!


Speakers
avatar for Thomas P. Fisher

Thomas P. Fisher

GIS Director, Cuyahoga County
Northeast Ohio GIS Symposium May 8th @ the Huntington Convention Center www.neohiogis.org For the Cuyahoga County Enterprise GIS (CEGIS) Department, I lead innovative, long-term strategic planning in support of various entities' IT functions related to application development. I... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

12:00pm

URISA Equity & Social Justice Committee Meeting
Interested in getting involved with URISA's Equity & Social Justice Committee? Join us to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George: Judy owns Spatial Alternatives in Maine which specializes in using geospatial tools to engage people in policy making around natural resource issues like land use and ocean management. She has been working with various communities for over 20 years.


Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon 16, 1st Floor

1:30pm

Vanguard Cabinet Committee Meeting
Learn more about the great initiatives and activities of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals. Get involved!

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County


Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Camp Room, 3rd Floor
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

7:30am

Conference Committee Meeting & Continental Breakfast
Interested in volunteering for GIS-Pro 2020 in Baltimore? Come to this early morning meeting to get the scoop on volunteer tasks and the timeline for conference planning. We're happy to have your participation!!!

It's a great committee in which to dive-in, connect with peers and see the fruits of your labor next October in Baltimore!

Ashley Hitt will be GIS-Pro 2020 Conference Chair and Judy Colby-George will be the Program Chair. 

Speakers
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George: Judy owns Spatial Alternatives in Maine which specializes in using geospatial tools to engage people in policy making around natural resource issues like land use and ocean management. She has been working with various communities for over 20 years.
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →



Wednesday October 2, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

8:30am

Committee Meeting - Not yet reserved
If your committee would like this slot, let us know and we'll publish it. wnelson@urisa.org

Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Camp Room, 3rd Floor

11:30am

URISA Annual Business Meeting
Hear from URISA Board Officers about the Board's activities over the past year, actions taken, and exciting plans for the future. Meet the new members elected to the URISA Board.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International
avatar for Bryan Townsend

Bryan Townsend

GIS Manager, York County
As GIS Manager of York County since 2001, I am responsible for all things GIS in County Government. This role includes fostering the vision and strategies for the GIS division (while aligning with the County strategic plan), managing the division’s daily operations, serving as... Read More →
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in... Read More →
avatar for Doug Adams, GISP

Doug Adams, GISP

Engineering Program Manager, Baltimore County DPW
Doug is the GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works. He has over 30 years of experience in geospatial industry. Doug is an adjunct professor at Towson University where he teaches GIS Database Design and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom AB

1:00pm

URISA Board of Directors’ Meeting & Lunch
Now that GIS-Pro 2019 is completed, it's time for the URISA Board to get back to work!
This will be Keri Brennan's first meeting as URISA President, in addition to the new President-Elect (Kevin Mickey) and three new Directors (Tom Fisher, Susan Kamei, John Nolte) who were elected by the membership during the summer.

Moderators
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International


Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eglinton Winton, 2nd Floor