Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for 2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

Des Plaines, IL, June 5, 2017 -- URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
are pleased to announce the 2018 GIS /CAMA Technologies Conference, March 19-22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. For more than twenty years, the organizations have hosted an annual conference that assists assessment and appraisal professionals in visualizing how they can work more effectively through the use of technology. This conference explores the important role that the integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) systems plays in providing access to data and analysis of information for better decision making within a jurisdiction. GIS/CAMA 2018 will feature an exhibition, pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers and a substantial educational program which is developed through a review of proposals received.

This year, for the first time, the Conference Committee is inviting both workshop and presentation proposals.

Call for Workshop Proposals: Full and half-day conference workshops will be scheduled on Monday, March 19.  A list of suggested topics is provided for general reference only.  We welcome workshop topics of interest at all levels of expertise, from beginner to expert. Learning objectives and takeaways will be vitally important components of your proposal, along with a full course outline, any pre-requisites or knowledge required, classroom setup needs, and instructors' biographies. If selected, instructors for each workshop may elect to receive an honorarium or free registration to the conference.   Workshop proposals are due on or before August 1, 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Suggested Workshop Topics:

  • Using Assessor’s Data for Disaster Management and Recovery 
  • What To Do When Things Don’t Go as Planned  
  • Application Scripting and Development
  • IAAO One-Day Forums
  • ArcGIS Applications & Topics (Hands-On Workshops)     
  • Parcel/Cadastral Mapping
  • URISA Certified Workshops        
  • Data Quality Management/Metadata    
  • Social Media for Assessor’s Offices         
  • Management Topics for Elected Officials
  • Model Development and Refinement
  • USPAP 7-Hour Update  
  • Using Statistical Software with GIS Data GIS/CAMA Integration
  • CAMA Data Mining—Real Life Examples —Tips & Tricks
  • Geostatistical Analysis  
  • Other topics of interest to the community

Call for Presentation Proposals: The 2018 Conference Planning Committee also welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, panels, and lightning talks. All abstracts will be reviewed and considered for the educational program. A list of suggested topics is provided for general reference only. We welcome topics of interest at all levels, from beginner to expert.  Presentation proposals are due on or before October 1, 2017.

Suggested Presentation Topics:

  • GIS Technologies
  • Management and Leadership
  • Open Records Issues
  • Parcel/Cadastral Mapping
  • Data Aggregation and Sharing   
  • Safety in the Field
  • Integrating GIS and CAMA Data
  • Automated Valuation Models
  • Next Generation 911
  • Using Assessor’s CAMA Data & GIS for Emergency Planning and Disaster Response         
  • Mobile & Cloud Solutions            
  • Property Valuation
  • Special Property Types 
  • Future-Looking Topics  
  • International Topics
  • Mentoring the Next Generation              
  • Tax Policy Issues
  • Oil & Gas Valuation        
  • Case Studies of Assessment and Parcel Workflows         
  • State Assessed Value Allocation
  • Parcel Fabric      
  • Tools for Appeals
  • Other topics of interest to the community

Additional information and a presentation proposal submission form are available online:

Attachment: Conference web banner (please hyperlink to )

Wendy Nelson
Executive Director - URISA
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