Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts for GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs 
  • REGISTER by July 23 to take advantage of early bird discounts.  
  • RESERVE your exhibit booth space by August 1 for early bird discounts! 
Reviewing the comprehensive workshop and training opportunities, keynote addresses (Jack Dangermond from Esri and Gregory Hanks from the U.S. Census Bureau), professional development and networking events, and an abundance of concurrent breakout sessions in seven focused program tracks. 
The workshop line-up is stellar, and attendance at one workshop is FREE with your full registration. 

New Training Announced: Diamond Event Sponsor Esri is hosting pre-event training as well. Don't miss the opportunity to attend:  Get Out...with your GIS! Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps Workshop on Monday afternoon, October 8.  

Take some time to peruse the entire  GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 AGENDA with details about the presentations, speakers, and proposal submissions. 

We're also hosting a Silent Auction fundraiser for URISA's GISCorps. If you would like to contribute an item to the auction, please let us know

Of course, attendance at GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 counts toward your GISP certification and renewal and the event has been approved for a whopping 90.5 AICP-CM credits!

Check out this year's  K-12, University Student 

We are going to provide onsite child care to support our attendees with young children and need to provide an estimate to the providers. If you're interested, please email Wendy.  

GIS Leadership Academy - A Third Program Added!

The URISA GIS Leadership Academy has enjoyed steady and enthusiastic participation since it was first presented in 2007. Since then, nearly 700 GIS professionals have attended the specialized five-day GIS leadership and management training program that focuses on:
  • GIS leadership and management techniques
  • GIS Strategic planning
  • Successful team development
  • Organizational capacity building and sustainability strategies (ROI, innovative funding ideas)
  • Program investment and justification
  • Change management
  • Situation assessment and organizational performance evaluation
  • Ethics and professional challenges
  • Problem solving
Each GLA includes numerous interactive exercises, team-building tools, and opportunities to delve into topics in a way you cannot do at a large conference. Attendance is limited in size to encourage such interaction with each event capped at about 50 participants.

We can likely accommodate a few more people in the  URISA GIS Leadership Academy in Salt Lake City in late July. If you would like to join us, or arrange for one of your superstar staff to attend, please register immediately

To meet demand, for the first time, URISA will host the GIS Leadership Academy three times in one calendar year. We'll be in Austin, Texas during the week of December 3, 2018. Another great venue in a cool city. Check it out and register early!

Be Inspired by URISA's GISCorps 

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We're all extremely proud of this URISA program, founded in 2003, which connects GIS expertise with under-served communities an in response to emergencies around the globe. Hang out for half an hour with founder, Shoreh Elhami, via this recent URISA webinar. Learn about the amazing missions that GISCorps volunteers have contributed to and learn how you can participate. 

If you're going to the Esri User Conference,  be sure to Visit URISA's GISCorps in the Sustainable World Exhibit  and attend the URISA's GISCorps Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 11, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in SDCC - Room 25 B. 

Of course, GISCorps will also be in attendance at GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs in October. We'll hear about recent missions and future plans and host a Silent Auction to support some of those plans! 
Speaking of Webinars...

URISA's Professional Education Committee has another FREE opportunity on the schedule for URISA members. Don't miss   FEMA and GIS: The Role of Technology and Data in Disaster Management on  Monday, July 30, 2018 from 
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern. 

Our presenter, Chris Vaughan, serves as the FEMA Geospatial Information Officer where he champions and coordinates geospatial technologies across multiple response and recovery programs. Though free for members, pre-registration is required. Click here.

GISP Prep Webinar: We recently hosted a very well-attended two-part virtual event for URISA members. The first part of the program discussed the reasons that the GISP credential is worth pursuing as well as what is involved in completing each part of the application. The second part explored the topics that you need to be familiar with for each of the knowledge areas covered by the GISP exam.  If you missed the webinar, you can access the presentation and the recorded webinar here at your convenience.  The content will also be presented as a full-day workshop at GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs in October and will likely also be available following the conference as a stand-alone workshop .
Long-Awaited URISA 2017 GIS Salary Survey is Now Available

URISA's GIS Salary Survey is an ideal resource for both job seekers and for those who hire GIS staff. As in the past, an Executive Summary is available for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results is available for purchase.

Check out the Quick Hits, download the Summary and/or purchase your copy today! Click here.
GIS/CAMA... Heading to Portland in 2019

Next February, Portland will be the site of the 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference. 

Make plans to join us and share your good work. The Call for  Proposals has been announced. 

Note the deadline date for workshop proposals is August 1; presentation proposals are due October 15.  
URISA at the Esri UC 
We'll have a booth again at the Esri UC in San Diego and would love for you to stop by, grab a URISA member ribbon to put on your badge, and hang out for awhile when you're not busy at sessions, etc. URISA will be in booth 2412 with GISCI right next door in booth 2410. URISA's GISCorps has a kiosk right across the aisle in the Sustainable Community area.

This year we're also hosting a URISA Certified Workshop at the conference! Sandi Stroud will teach the  URISA NG9-1-1 for the GIS Professional workshop on  Thursday, July 12 from 8:00 - 11:00 AM in the Point Loma room in the Marriott. Add it to your agenda!
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Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece, check out the URISA Logo Store and stay warm this winter, in style! 

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