Update on the Georgia Geospatial Conference 2014

Sep 16, 2014 | GA URISA, Georgia, Training

From the email bag this morning:

We look forward to seeing all Georgia URISA, ASPRS Mid South, SAMSOG, and GITA Southeast members as well as other geospatial attendees in Athens next month!  The Georgia Geospatial Conference of 2014 begins October 6th at the Classic Center
200 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 208-0900

Pre-Conference Workshops – Mon, Oct 6th
Tuesday Night Social – Tues, Oct 7th
Presentations – Tues & Wed, Oct 7th & 8th
Student Day – Wed, Oct 8th
Closing Ceremonies – Wed, Oct 8th

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To preview the Georgia Geospatial Conference schedule, http://georgiageospatialconference2014.sched.org/
 Participate – Map Gallery
 (Deadline Oct 1st at 5pm)

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Showcase a map, poster, or plat!  Maps will be on display for the entire conference.  Judging will take place on the last day of the conference with winners announced during the Closing Session on Wednesday, October 8.  Map Gallery Participants will earn 1 point in the Contributions to the Profession section for GISP certification, with award winners earning an additional 2 points.  Certificates will be given out to all winners

To submit your map, poster, or plat:
http://www.geospatialconferencega.com/participate-2/map-gallery

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Tuesday Luncheon Speaker

Shan Arora, Policy Programs Manager for Southface http://www.southface.org, has graciously agreed to speak during the Conference Luncheon on Tuesday, October 7th

Shan’s presentation, “Mapping Georgia’s Solar Assets Illustrates Benefits of Renewable Energy,” will highlight www.GeorgiaEnergyData.org and paint a dynamic picture of Georgia’s renewable energy status, especially related to our state’s “homegrown energy source” – solar power

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Conference Map Challenge

Within the Exhibitor Hall you will find 10 geospatial challenge posters. Fill out your answer sheets, and turn in your completed sheets to the submission boxes located in the Exhibitor Hall. Attendees with the most correct answers will be eligible for the prize drawings

Prizes include 2 tablet computers!

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Student Day
Wed, Oct 8 from 8:30 am to 3 pm
Athena Room J
Geospatial college students will be giving presentations before select judges for chances to earn prizes and recognition (Undergrad – 8:30 am, Graduate – 10:30 am)
Submission deadline – Oct 1st, 5 pm
“Mapping Your Way into a GIS Career” Panel will introduce students to the geospatial industry by highlighting career paths and required skills for entry- and mid-level positions (1:30 pm)

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GA URISA Subchapter Meeting
Tues, Oct 7 at 10:30 am
Athena Room I
“Subchapters are an opportunity to spread the connections and creativity of Georgia URISA all over the state. Let’s get together at the conference. We can identify opportunities, float new ideas and meet new folks.” – Sara Yurman (Subchapter Chair

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