[gis_info] 2013 Northwest GIS User Conference Update

Melinda Campbell Melinda.Campbell at deschutes.org
Tue Aug 6 16:43:29 PDT 2013

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2013 Northwest GIS User Conference Update


Call for User Presentations Extended Through August 15<http://sunriver2013.nwgis.org/sessions/all>

Tell your GIS story! Members of the GIS user community are invited to share their expertise at the 2013 Northwest GIS User Conference. Your fellow conference attendees will benefit and you can help them understand the potential of geospatial technology. Submit an abstract<http://sunriver2013.nwgis.org/node/add/abstract> today and don't forget to vote for your favorite abstract!

Map Gallery<http://sunriver2013.nwgis.org/sessions/all>

Once again the attendees will have the opportunity to display their work at the conference Map Gallery. Show off that spectacular cartography, explain some exciting work you are doing or just display something fun. A distinguished panel of judges will select several poster displays for great prizes and a People’s Choice award will also be presented. Don’t forget that GISP points are awarded for presenting a poster. Space is limited so register your poster display using the Submit A Poster<http://sunriver2013.nwgis.org/node/add/abstract> form at sunriver2013.nwgis.org<http://sunriver2013.nwgis.org/>. When filling out the form select “poster” in the session field and include the number of 4 ft. x 8 ft. panels you will need in the abstract. Submit your poster today.

Call for Volunteers<http://sunriver2013.nwgis.org/page/volunteer>

Help make the 2013 NWGIS User Group Conference a huge success in Sunriver, Oregon by serving as a volunteer! There are many volunteer shifts available and a few different tasks volunteers can choose from, including helping with registration, working with presenters, directing traffic, and recording sessions. Those who put in four hours of volunteer time will be able to spend the rest of the day at the conference. Interested? Fill out this form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YMd1btOK68GCVZzMSsMp3fpFnlSFjEk7PEkYAHd_L2E/viewform> by September 1st. Volunteers make the conference happen, so please consider putting in some time!

Mark Bosworth Scholarship for Young Professionals<http://sunriver2013.nwgis.org/page/volunteer>

Mark Bosworth - a selfless promoter of smart people and good ideas. Throughout his career Mark encouraged women to pursue careers in GIS, and in his role as a GIS professor at Portland State University he gave countless students the tools they needed to be successful professionals in the field. During Mark’s 20+ year career at Metro he was actively involved in the Northwest GIS User Conference. He served on the board, participated in the organizing committee, and was a regular presenter who shared his enthusiasm and knowledge of GIS to the user community. Many would say his greatest professional accomplishment – and what he was most proud of – are the students and colleagues who have gone on to make significant contributions in their careers, communities and to the GIS profession.

To continue Mark’s tradition of mentoring GIS professionals beginning their careers, and to honor Mark, the NW GIS User Conference and the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of URISA are offering the Mark Bosworth Conference Scholarship for Young Professionals. This award covers the registration costs for the recipient to attend either the 2013 NWGIS User Conference in Sunriver, Oregon from October 14th through October 18th, 2013, or the 2014 GIS in Action Conference at Portland State University in April 2014. The recipient will also receive a small travel stipend, as well as the ability to meet either the ORURISA or NWGIS Board of Directors. For more information and to apply, please click here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wgitEM-8sjdXp1q1I5-pyam8a3RjrtHV9A9bIP2N9cQ/viewform>.
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