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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.  

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Tuesday, November 1 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Becoming a Geospatial Leader

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What does it take to be a leader in the ever-evolving world of geospatial sciences and technologies? In this discussion forum, learn about URISA resources, educational opportunities, and the value of mentorship in furthering personal and professional development for success. Young professionals and seasoned veterans alike are invited to share their experiences, questions, and ideas to foster mentorship towards leadership. What synergies can we create among local URISA chapters, international URISA programs, and university academic programs?

Moderator: Clare Brown, GISP, Data Manager/Website Administrator, Regional Planning Commission for Jefferson, New Orleans

Susan Kamei, Associate Director, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States

Kari Chael, CAD/GIS Technician, Porter County Department of Development & Storm Water Management, and URISA Vanguard Cabinet

Kara E. Collier, GIS analyst and fisheries manager, and URISA Vanguard Cabinet

Melisa Caric Lee, GISP, President, Compass Rose GIS, and SoCal URISA Advisory Board member

Hilary E. H. Perkins, AICP, GISP, Comprehensive Planner, City of Maryland Heights


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Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator

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Kara E. Utter, MSES, BS

GIS Specialist - Independent Consultant, Dynamic Vision GIS
Kara is a GIS Specialist and the owner of Dynamic Visions GIS. She worked in local government for 5 years and previously for the USFS for 7 seasons. Kara has worked as a consultant on a variety of projects related to wildland fire, archaeology, health, fisheries, timber, ecology... Read More →
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Kari Chael

CAD/GIS Technician, Porter County Department of Development & Storm Water Management
Received my bachelors in Geography and went back to school for a GIS Certificate. I have 5 years experience in the geospatial industry with floodplain, transportation and utility mapping experience. I am a member of URISAs Vanguard Cabinet, a graduate of URISA Leadership Academy... Read More →
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Hilary Perkins, GISP

Comprehensive Planner, City of Maryland Heights
Hilary has over 20 years experience working with GIS in both the public and private sector.  She is currently the Comprehensive Planner for the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Her previous GIS and planning work in transportation, environmental, urban planning, and community development... Read More →
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Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

President, Compass Rose GIS
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Susan Kamei

Managing Director, Spatial Sciences Institute University of Southern California
As Managing Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, Susan H. Kamei directs the Institute's strategic initiatives, external relations, and administration of its academic and research enterprise centered on the development and use of GIS... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Pier 9