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2007 URISA Conferences

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is planning for a busy conference season. Here are some highlights.

11th Annual Integrating GIS & CAMA Conference (March 4–7, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada)—This conference will feature four preconference workshops; a keynote address on The New Face of GIS by Jack Dangermond; three targeted program tracks on Management, Modeling, and Systems and Data Integration; an always busy exhibit hall; and a closing plenary session focusing on the effects on local infrastructure and government services when people migrate to younger and warmer metropolitan areas in the Southwest and South. This conference is cosponsored by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

Geospatial Integration for Public Safety Conference (April 15–18, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana)—This conference will feature three preconference workshops, a good mix of panel discussions and regular sessions, two postconference technical tours to the New Orleans public-safety answering point and a tour of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The conference will be preceded by a free French Quarter festival with amazing music and food! This conference is cosponsored by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

GIS in Public Health Conference (May 20–23, 2007, in New Orleans)—Nearly 100 abstracts were received for URISA's inaugural GIS in Public Health Conference. The Program Committee is currently reviewing and organizing the program. Chuck Croner of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be the featured keynote speaker for the conference.

URISA's 45th Annual Conference (August 20–23, 2007, in Washington, D.C.)—Stay tuned for frequent updates and announcements about URISA 2007.

More Information

For details and registration information, visit www.urisa.org. Get recognized for your accomplishments by applying for a URISA Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Award. Visit www.urisa.org or contact Scott Grams, URISA (tel.: 847-824-6300, e-mail: sgrams@urisa.org).

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