The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is returning to Montego Bay, Jamaica, for its Sixth Caribbean GIS Conference, which will take place November 12–16, 2012. Caribbean GIS professionals from across the region will convene to share and discuss technology, policy, and the future.
The conference theme for the event is "Spatial Technologies—Critical Thinking for Critical Times." The first Caribbean conference was held in September 2001 in Jamaica, and we're thrilled to be heading back to where it all began! Subsequent programs have taken place in Barbados (2004), the Bahamas (2006), the Cayman Islands (2008), and Trinidad and Tobago (2010).
An involved and respected conference committee reviews abstract submissions and organizes the educational content for the program. This year's conference is chaired by Valrie Grant, GISP, president of GeoTechVision Enterprises, and Nadine Brown of the Planning Institute of Jamaica.
Objectives of URISA's Caribbean GIS Conference are as follows:
For more information, visit urisa.org.
See also "URISA's 50th Anniversary."