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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.  

Tuesday, November 1 • 8:30am - 10:00am
GIS-Pro 2016 Welcome Celebration & Opening Keynote Address

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Join us as we kick off GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto!
Hear from URISA President, Rebecca Somers and GIS-Pro 2016 Conference Chair, Diana Rodriguez, in addition to a number of distinguished guests and organization leaders. 

The perfect transition into making the most of your conference experience will be the GIS-Pro 2016 keynote address:

The Power of Personal Contact: How to Turn 3 Minute Conversations Into Powerful, Productive and Profitable Relationships
Michael Hughes, North America’s Networking Guru

Networks now rule the world: information networks, technology networks and yes, social networks. Networking has become a strategic business skill area that is a requirement for professional and personal success.The key to unlocking this incredible resource in a conference environment lies in being more aware of the power of conference contacts, becoming more skilled at managing these time-limited yet potentially-productive interactions and managing the relationship building process that solidifies these invaluable future assets.

This highly interactive session addresses the most common networking myths, explores secret network principles and supplies success strategies for creating and leveraging a network of relationships that guarantee long term professional success.

During this session, you will discover how to mine and maximize every conference networking contact. Use your conference connections to build more productive and profitable relationships.

Thanks to URISA Ontario, Airborne Imaging and Esri Canada for their keynote sponsorship assistance.

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Diana Rodriguez

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith
Diana Rodriguez graduated in the summer of 2010 from DePaul University, where she majored in Geography with a concentration in Metropolitan Development and a GIS Certificate. Ms. Rodriguez is a GIS Specialist and has been with CDM Smith for more than 6 years. As a GIS Specialist... Read More →
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Rebecca Somers

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management, program review, and strategy development.  A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs-both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant... Read More →

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Michael J. Hughes

North America’s Networking Guru, Networking for Results
Michael is known as THE Networking Guru. He has spent over 40 years in the business world, including the last twenty as a successful entrepreneur, business coach, trainer,professional speaker and author.He has done extensive research on, and is a subject matter expert in, utilizing... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
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