Presentation Proposals Invited for GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans
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Presentation Proposals Invited for GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans

URISA is  pleased to invite presentation proposals for GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans. The conference will bring together GIS professionals to present, discuss, analyze, and share their experiences, insights, and solutions. Showcase your expertise, collaborate with peers, and share your stories with an international community. Presenters at all stages of their careers (from high school students to seasoned professionals) are invited to submit. All proposals will be considered. The deadline for proposal submissions is February 19, 2019.

Presentation Topics to Consider

The Education Committee has provided the following list to consider as possible presentation topics. The list is not meant to be restrictive, but is provided to stimulate ideas. Feel free to think outside the box!  Propose ideas geared to GIS beginners, mid-career managers, or the leaders in the field. 

GIS Leadership & Management: From single user to enterprise systems, learn the difference between Leadership and Management and why both are critical to your organization’s GIS success. In this track, learn more about topics such as the GIS strategic planning, ROI, maturity, and more. Suggested Topics:

Community Resiliency and Sustainability: As communities continue to face both natural and man-made challenges, this track will present how communities are using GIS to plan for resiliency and promote sustainability. Suggested Topics:

Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS: As GIS assists with the understanding and visualization of our world, it continues to provide context to issues of social injustice and inequity. This track will cover how communities and organizations are using GIS to better understand vulnerable populations and make analytics-driven decisions for the improvement of society. Suggested Topics:

GIS Supporting Health and Human Services: Explore the numerous ways that GIS can support the development of healthy communities; fight pandemics; support our vulnerable citizens; combat the opioid crisis; and better support both the mental and physical health of the public. Share your challenges and solutions to some of these issues that impact us all. Explore the numerous ways that GIS is used to plan and facilitate effective delivery of services to the public at the individual and community level. Suggested Topics:

Data Management and Analysis: GIS and related technologies help us manage and analyze a variety of spatial and non-spatial data. But what are the best ways to manage assets, collect data in the field, and analyze significant amounts of data to develop appropriate solutions and collaborate with others in your organization or community? Suggested Topics:

Geospatial Technology Innovations: Technology changes the way we do business. Modern technology provides the GIS professional with new capabilities to perform much of what we do in our careers. Some of this technology is must-have, providing a real return on investment, while others address new business challenges, while some are just simply cool and provide the wow factor to our work. The presentations in this program track will highlight the new GIS and supporting geospatial technology and capabilities that meet defined needs, demonstrate values, and just plain impress. Suggested Topics:

Inspiring the Future of GIS and Education: This track is designed to 1) share GIS Education experiences and innovations across a variety of formats (face-to-face, online, workshops) and 2) support young professionals and students in their geospatial career development. The GIS Education sessions will bring together educators from all platforms and how they teach and inspire future generations of geospatial professionals using innovative pedagogy and engaged student learning. The student and YP sessions will provide opportunities to learn about and develop the skills and relationships that will advance their understanding of professional pathways and keys to success in the geospatial workplace.

Suggested Topics for GIS Education:

Suggested Topics for Young Professionals/Students:

Abstract submissions are due February 19, 2019.

For complete details about guidelines, presentation formats to consider, a presenter's schedule and online submission forms, visit  GIS-Pro 2019 Call for Presentations.