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Local Students going to International Science Fair

Posted By Webmaster, Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hey GIS colleagues. If you were at the conference last fall in Duluth on Wednesday, pre-conference workshop day, you will remember that we had Mat Winbigler and students (Payten Schneberger, Mackenzie Brummer, Marcy Ferriere and Lizzie Strickland) present at the Wednesday lunch. They did a great job and highlights the importance of our continued educational outreach programs (workshops, geo-mentoring, training). Well, those same kids are now headed to the Intel International Science Fair in Phoenix, AZ. This is the Olympics of Science Fairs! 1500 students from over 80 countries will compete for over 5 million in scholarships and prizes. They used ArcGIS Pro, Desktop and ArcGIS Online for much of their science projects. For more information read the attached PDF file.

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Tags:  ArcGIS Online  Conference  Educator Day  K12  Students 

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"Why should I go to the conference in Bemidji?"

Posted By Consortium Conference Committee, Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Now that registration is open for our fall conference, you might be saying to yourself, “Hmm…the conference has never been in Bemidji before, should I go?” Well, the answer is “Yes!” And we’re going to tell you why.

Things to Learn

Each year the GIS/LIS Fall Conference is the event in Minnesota for GIS professionals and practitioners to learn from each other, and this year is no different. In Bemidji, we’ll have amazing keynote speakers, 15 workshops, 38 sessions, an Esri Hands-On Learning Lab, and a whopping 129 presenters. And with networking events Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, you’ll have ample opportunities to catch up with colleagues both new and old.

Things to Do

Wait, have you ever actually been to Bemidji? If not, you probably don’t know how many cool things there are to see and do in the area. Check out the Bemidji Sculpture Walk just minutes from the conference gatherings. While you’re walking downtown, drop in on the Headwaters Science Center, or snap a selfie with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (who will be presiding over the 5K fun run/walk). When the conference is over, escape to the other side of the lake for the weekend at Lake Bemidji State Park, or take a detour to the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park on the way home.

Things to Know

So now you’re convinced you want to attend, right? If so, here are some key dates you need to mark on your calendar:

  • 9/4: Hotel conference rates end (no harm in booking early!)
  • 9/8: Early registration ends 
  • 9/29: Online registration ends
  • 10/4: Workshop day
  • 10/5-6: Conference proceedings

Still on the fence? Why not peruse the preliminary program before making your final decision?


Tags:  2017  Bemidji  Conference 

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