The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has another ambitious conference schedule in 2008 to meet the professional development needs of its multidisciplinary membership. All the volunteer committees for each conference are hard at work organizing educational sessions that challenge participants and events that strengthen professional networks.
- Beginning in late February, the 12th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to workshops, educational sessions, and networking meetings, the conference will also include a charity event to help rebuild the city. The conference is cosponsored by the International Association of Assessing Officers.
- In April, the URISA/NENA Addressing Conference will meet in Portland, Oregon. The conference is a merging of the successful URISA Street Smart and Address Savvy and Geospatial Integration for Public Safety conferences.
- The month of June will include part two of the URISA Leadership Academy, a management-
focused event designed for the technology professional. The Leadership Academy has been organized into two, two and one-half-day courses. The entire five-day program, the only leadership training program of its type, is tailored to industry leaders and practitioners faced with unique challenges of GIS leadership and management and who want to make an impact leveraging the power of GIS.
- The 2008 URISA Caribbean GIS Conference will take place in late August on Grand Cayman. In its fourth year, this conference regularly attracts forward-thinking and accomplished GIS professionals in the region and provides quality educational programming and professional development opportunities.
- The year wraps up in October back in New Orleans for URISA's 46th Annual Conference. Following two strong annual conferences (in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Washington, D.C.), the conference committee has high hopes for another successful gathering of technology leaders. URISA 2008 will also include a charity event to assist in the renewal of the Crescent City.
For more information, visit www.urisa.org.