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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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Thursday, November 3 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Mapping Your Future: Tools and Techniques for Young Professionals

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This session will highlight GIS in education and careers.  It will not only discuss GIS Day can be used to increase awareness and outreach to students and teachers in K-12 classrooms, but also what attracts or inhibits newcomers to geospatial education and industry. Then learn about the GIS job market in Canada. 

Moderator: Amy Esnard, GISP, Elevon Solutions, Hood River, Oregon, United States 

  • GIS Day as an Educational Opportunity
    Marcus Harner, GISP, IT/GIS Analyst, County of Shasta, Redding, California, United States                                                        
  • Geospatial Career Pathways: Attraction in Diversity?
    Bert Veenendaal, Professor, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 
  • Beyond the Map: The Canadian GIS Job Market
    Frank Goehner, Supervisor, Geospatial Solutions, Town of Oakville, Ontario Canada

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Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Consultant, Elevon Solutions, LLC
Amy brings nearly two decades of professional GIS experience, primarily in State and Local Government. She has an extensive understanding of information technology and how to best organize, plan, implement and use GIS and spatial technology. In the past eight years, Amy has demonstrated... Read More →


Frank Goehner

Supervisor, Geospatial Solutions, Town of Oakville
Frank has over 15 years’ experience in the Geographic Information Systems industry. Frank has worked in both the public and private sectors, and is currently working for the Town of Oakville as Supervisor of Geospatial Solutions. While at the Town of Oakville, he is currently the... Read More →
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Marcus Harner

GIS Analyst, Shasta County
Marcus has been working as a GIS Analyst in the public and private sectors for over 20 years. In Shasta County IT his time is divided between supporting GIS projects in departments, maintaining the GIS enterprise back end, and expanding our GIS footprint though collaboration and outreach... Read More →
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Bert Veenendaal

Head, Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University
Bert Veenendaal is Professor in Geographic Information Science and Head of the Department of Spatial Sciences at Curtin University. Bert has been involved in higher education teaching and researching in geographic information science for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Pier 9