Following a very successful 50th annual conference in Portland, Oregon, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) begins its next 50 years in New England with GIS-Pro 2013, taking place September 16–19 in Providence, Rhode Island. Students, young professionals, midcareer managers, and GIS luminaries will go beyond basic technology and applications and contemplate issues related to policy, information, and technology management. GIS-Pro offers a multidisciplinary approach, with participation from all levels and agencies of government, academia, consultants, developers, and technology providers, so attendees receive the benefit of a variety of viewpoints and experiences.
In addition to active local chapters and GIS groups in the region, New England is the home of high-profile university and college programs, offers easy transportation options (a 50-minute drive from Boston and a three-hour drive from New York City), and boasts a commuter rail center a couple of blocks from the conference.
Last year’s conference featured keynote addresses from professor Michael Goodchild, Microsoft’s Johannes Kebeck, and Esri’s Jack Dangermond. Who will be featured this year? Visit www.gis-pro.org for updates!