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GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle - Toronto, Ontario

Geospatial information is everywhere, at everyone’s fingertips and URISA as an organization has been at the forefront for the past  50 years, through global technology and social shifts.  In the time it took you to pull up the description of this conference, perhaps on your phone, tablet or laptop, you have already considered the conference location, investigated the good eats and conference events, and mapped all of your indoor and outside activities.  URISA connects members and partners with the educational, networking and collaboration resources that professionals need to evolve geospatial tools and solutions that respond to real places in real time.

Join the GIS Community in Toronto, Ontario for a powerful, collective exchange of GIS knowledge!

Professional Planners: Be sure to note the workshops and sessions that have been approved for AICP-CM credits. Nearly 50 AICP-CM credits were approved for this year’s program!

Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.

Note: If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Westin Harbour Castle saying that there is now a cheaper rate... just hang up. It is a scam.  

Featured Speakers

avatar for Michael J. Hughes

Michael J. Hughes

Networking for Results
North America’s Networking Guru
avatar for Leslie Woo

Leslie Woo

Chief Planning Officer


avatar for Michael Ahn

Michael Ahn

Vice President
avatar for Wendy Amy, C.E.T., GISP, PMP

Wendy Amy, C.E.T., GISP, PMP

MNC Ltd.
GIS Manager
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

New Light Technologies
Senior Solutions Architect
avatar for James Armstrong

James Armstrong

Spatial Relationships LLC
avatar for Brad Ashley, CET

Brad Ashley, CET

GeoAlliance Canada
Western Executive Director
avatar for Daniel Behnke, GISP, PMP, AICP

Daniel Behnke, GISP, PMP, AICP

Data Transfer Solutions
Director of Asset Management Operations
avatar for Stephen Berry, GISP

Stephen Berry, GISP

Clark County GIS
GIS Coordinator

Tim Black

GIS Analyst
avatar for Tom Blaksley

Tom Blaksley

avatar for Caitlin Blundell

Caitlin Blundell

Geographic Design
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator
avatar for Jeff Brown, GISP

Jeff Brown, GISP

NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Coordination Program Manager
avatar for Jennie Byron

Jennie Byron

Senior Project Geospatial Lead
avatar for Peter Cada, GISP

Peter Cada, GISP

Tetra Tech, Inc.
GIS Manager
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Orleans Parish Communication District
GIS Analyst
avatar for Kari Chael

Kari Chael

Porter County Department of Development & Storm Water Management
CAD/GIS Technician
avatar for Michael Chan

Michael Chan

Open Data Exchange
Business Development Manager
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

avatar for Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Business Development Manager – GIS & Aerial
avatar for Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants
avatar for Greg Czajko

Greg Czajko

City of Vaughan
Systems Analyst / Project Leader (GIS)
avatar for Bartosz Derbis, GISP

Bartosz Derbis, GISP

Niagara Region
GIS Analyst

Kira Doty

911 Solutions, Inc.
GIS Tech/Data Specialist
avatar for Misty Downing

Misty Downing

San Antonio River Authority
GIS Analyst
avatar for Lynn Dupont, ASLA, GISP

Lynn Dupont, ASLA, GISP

Regional Planning Commission
GIS Manager/Principal Planner

Jennifer Dvorsky, GISP

Michael Baker International
Training and Customer Support Coordinator
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

Benchmark Geospatial LLC
GIS Consultant and President
avatar for Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Elevon Solutions, LLC
avatar for Molly Finch

Molly Finch

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
GIS Intern
avatar for Adam Fox

Adam Fox

Esri Canada
Director, Ontario Region
avatar for Trey Fragala

Trey Fragala

Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
Chief Operating Officer
avatar for Trevis Gigliotti

Trevis Gigliotti

Principal Point Geospatial Solutions
Director and Founder

Frank Goehner

Town of Oakville
Supervisor, Geospatial Solutions

Lena Gomes, GISP

City of Hamilton
Supervisor, Spatial Solutions Services
avatar for Joshua Greenberg

Joshua Greenberg

GIS Analyst
avatar for Dianne Haley, BSc, MScGIS, GISP

Dianne Haley, BSc, MScGIS, GISP

DMH GIS Consulting
avatar for Marcus Harner, GISP

Marcus Harner, GISP

Shasta County
GIS Analyst
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Cyclomedia Technology, Inc.
Director Assessment
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Connected Nation
Vice President, GeoAnalytics
avatar for Bill Hodge, GISP

Bill Hodge, GISP

GIS Certification Institute
Executive Director
avatar for Dave Horwood

Dave Horwood

S.E.A. Graphics Inc.
avatar for Allison Hughes

Allison Hughes

GIS Consultant
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Data Transfer Solutions
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Spatial Sciences Institute University of Southern California
Managing Director
avatar for Hassan Karimi

Hassan Karimi

University of Pittsburgh
Professor and Director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory

Susan Muleme Kasumba

Airborne Imaging
Regional Sales Representative
avatar for Debra Kelloway

Debra Kelloway

York Region
Manager, GIS Partnerships
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

Planning Communities
avatar for Ievgenii Kudko

Ievgenii Kudko

SUNY at Buffalo
PhD candidate

Hoeyun Kwon

Spatial Information Industry Promotion Institute
avatar for Mary Lackner, GISP

Mary Lackner, GISP

Pitkin County
Geospatial Lead
avatar for Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

Compass Rose GIS
avatar for Al Little, BES, GISP

Al Little, BES, GISP

BeSpatial / urisa ontario
Immediate past President
avatar for Chris Livett

Chris Livett

Metrolinx/GO Transit
Transportation Planning Analyst
avatar for Cory MacVie

Cory MacVie

Fulcrum Mobile Solutions
Product Manager
avatar for Vivek Baijal, B.SC.; MBA

Vivek Baijal, B.SC.; MBA

Land Management/GIS Lead
avatar for Coleman McCormick

Coleman McCormick

Executive Vice President
avatar for Sarah McDonald, MSc, GISP

Sarah McDonald, MSc, GISP

Strathcona County
GIS Project Manager
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Tennessee Department of Transportation
Senior IT Manager, GIS
avatar for Tracy McKee, GISP

Tracy McKee, GISP

City of Charleston
GIS Director

Juan Carlos Molina

City of Vaughan
avatar for Abdulkader Murad

Abdulkader Murad

King Abdulaziz University
avatar for Vince Musacchio, P.Eng

Vince Musacchio, P.Eng

City of Vaughan
Manager, Infrastructure Programming
avatar for John Nerge, GISP

John Nerge, GISP

City of Brooklyn Park
GIS Coordinator
avatar for Amanda Nichols

Amanda Nichols

Peterborough Fire Services
Public Educator
avatar for Charlene Nielsen

Charlene Nielsen

University of Alberta
Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate
avatar for Solomon Nimako

Solomon Nimako

City of Rancho Cucamonga
GIS Supervisor
avatar for Gus Nodwell

Gus Nodwell

avatar for Ellen West Nodwell, GISP

Ellen West Nodwell, GISP

IntegraShare Dimensions, Inc
avatar for John Nolte

John Nolte

City of Westminster
Infrastructure Support Services
avatar for Gord McGuire  O.L.S., B.Sc.

Gord McGuire O.L.S., B.Sc.

City of Hamilton, Public Works
Manager of Geomatics & Corridor Management

Leonardo Parra, GISP

Regional Municipality of Halton
Public Works Data Specialist
avatar for Samir Patti, CET, GISP

Samir Patti, CET, GISP

City of Vaughan
GIS Technician/Information Processor
avatar for Juliana Pentikainen

Juliana Pentikainen

City of Peterborough
GIS Technologist
avatar for Hilary Perkins, GISP

Hilary Perkins, GISP

City of Maryland Heights
Comprehensive Planner
avatar for Justin Pierre, MSA

Justin Pierre, MSA

GIS Developer
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

City of Leduc
Manager, Geomatic Services
avatar for Bryan Preston

Bryan Preston

Delaware County, Indiana
GIS Technician
avatar for Alyssa Randall

Alyssa Randall

Planning Communities, LLC
GIS Analyst & Environmental Scientist
avatar for Diana Rodriguez

Diana Rodriguez

CDM Smith
GIS Specialist

Irene G. Rubinstein

Freelance Consultant
Director, BeSpatial Education
avatar for Susie Saliola

Susie Saliola

TCDSB, URISA Vanguard Cabinet
Officer, GIS & Assessment
avatar for Mark Salling

Mark Salling

Levln Urban College, Cleveland State University
Senior Fellow
avatar for Jeremy Sewell

Jeremy Sewell

Government of Manitoba
Geospatial Analyst
avatar for Soham Shah

Soham Shah

County of Grey
GIS Specialist
avatar for Robert Shankman, GISP

Robert Shankman, GISP

Health & Human Services
GIS Team Lead
avatar for Xinhang Shen

Xinhang Shen

NAC Geographic Products Inc.
avatar for Tammy Sikma, GISP

Tammy Sikma, GISP

County of Peterborough
GIS Manager
avatar for Bill Singleton

Bill Singleton

Ecopia Tech
VP, Sales
avatar for Robert Skoye, GISP

Robert Skoye, GISP

City of Calgary
Leader, Business Direction & Client Relations
avatar for Cy Smith, GISP

Cy Smith, GISP

Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office
Enterprise Information Services
avatar for Rebecca Somers

Rebecca Somers

Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
GIS Management Consultant
avatar for Daniel Stephen

Daniel Stephen

Oregon State University
avatar for Derek Stertz

Derek Stertz

City of Centennial
GIS Supervisor
avatar for Karen Stewart, GISP

Karen Stewart, GISP

Esri Canada
Industry Manager, Municipal Solutions
avatar for Ellen Styner

Ellen Styner

General Manager
avatar for Arne Svedahl

Arne Svedahl

City of Calgary
Leader, Infrastructure & Information Services
avatar for Burke Thompson, GISP

Burke Thompson, GISP

City of Hamilton
Systems Analyst - GIS
avatar for Teresa Townsend

Teresa Townsend

Planning Communities
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Bryan Townsend, GISP

Bryan Townsend, GISP

York County Government
GIS Manager
avatar for Yan Trudeau

Yan Trudeau

Hexagon Geospatial
Geospatial Enterprise Consultant
avatar for Sean Tuohey, GISP

Sean Tuohey, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst
avatar for Kara Utter

Kara Utter

Dynamic Visions GIS
GIS Consultant

Amanda vanEeden

Department of Geography and Environmental studies, Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration
GIS Analist and Lecturer
avatar for Bert Veenendaal

Bert Veenendaal

Curtin University
Head, Department of Spatial Sciences
avatar for Kendrick Watson

Kendrick Watson

University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute
Academic Programs Director
avatar for Lynda Wayne, GISP

Lynda Wayne, GISP

avatar for Richard Wen, BES, MSA

Richard Wen, BES, MSA

Ryerson University
PhD Student

Peter White, GISP

Pictometry International
Product Manager
avatar for James Whitehorne

James Whitehorne

U.S. Census Bureau
Chief - Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office
avatar for Sarah Wray, CGCIO, GISP

Sarah Wray, CGCIO, GISP

NC Dept. of Transportation
Spatial Data Manager
avatar for Sango Yeon

Sango Yeon

Semyung University
avatar for Carine Yi

Carine Yi

Tohoku University
Assistant Professor

Matt Yurman, PMP

Spatial Focus LLC