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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!

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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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Wednesday, November 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Working Together: Collaborative Approach to Building Solutions

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At all levels of government, collaboration between entities with similar goals can produce cost savings, participant buy-in, and more encompassing solutions. Collaboration between GIS stakeholders has the added benefit of creating data layers that, once built, can be used multiple times. Attend this session and hear about GIS collaborations at the local and regional levels of government.
AICP CM Approved 1.5 

Moderator: Adam Fox, Director, Ontario Region, Esri Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • GIS Collaboration in Local Government
    Stephen Berry, GISP, GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS, Winchester, Kentucky, United States 
  • Collaboration Builds: Steps to Digital Drawing Uploads in York Region
    Allison Hughes, GIS Consultant, Consortech Solutions, Brossard, Quebec, Canada
    Debra Kelloway, Manager, GIS Partnerships and Special Projects, The Regional Municipality of York, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Greg Czajko, Systems Analyst/Project Leader (GIS), City of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
  • 2016 ESIG Award Single Process System Category Winner
    City of Hamilton’s Spatially Indexed Engineering Records System (SPIDER)
    Gord McGuire, Manager of Geomatics & Corridor Management, and Charlie Lauricella, Senior Project Manager, for the City of Hamilton Public Works, Hamilton, Ontario

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Adam Fox

Director, Ontario Region, Esri Canada
The Director of Esri Canada's Ontario Region, Adam Fox, has been creating maps ever since he learned to use a crayon. Although he doesn't get to colour in between the lines as much as he'd like anymore, he currently leads a team of 28 Sales and Professional Services staff based... Read More →

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

Manager of Geomatics & Corridor Management, City of Hamilton, Public Works
For the last 20 years, Gord McGuire has worked at the City of Hamilton, most recently as the Manager of Geomatics within Public Works. He has responsibility for all survey and mapping activities, plan production and archiving, utility permitting, and streetlighting. His diverse role... Read More →
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Greg Czajko

Systems Analyst / Project Leader (GIS), City of Vaughan
Greg has been active in the Ontario Municipal GIS environment since 2004. Prior to his current position as SA/PL (GIS) at the City of Vaughan, ON he was the GIS Coordinator at King Township, ON and a GIS Specialist at the Region of Durham, ON. His primary focus is on strategically... Read More →
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Stephen Berry, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS
Stephen Berry, GISP, is a 1995 Graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography. Stephen has been a Certified GISP since 2007 and has over 30 years of work experience in the GIS Profession. He has worked with GIS in industries ranging from utilities and transportation... Read More →
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Allison Hughes

GIS Consultant, Consortech
Allison is a Consultant at Consortech Solutions inc, where she specializes in GIS and ETL Processes (Extract, Transform and Loading data).She has been working in the GIS profession for over 6 years and holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in GIS at Algonquin College, as well as a Bachelors... Read More →
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Debra Kelloway

Manager, GIS Partnerships, York Region
Debra Kelloway, Manager, GIS Partnerships and Special Projects, York Region. With 25 years of GIS experience, Deb leads a data collaboration with the Region’s local municipalities, school boards and conservation authorities . The YorkInfo Partnership promotes and delivers one source... Read More →

Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
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