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 28th Annual Conference and Workshops
Bridging Boundaries
October 3-5, 2018
Duluth, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 28th Annual Conference and Workshops of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium will be held October 3-5, 2018 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota. Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 3, with the conference following on Thursday and Friday. Highlights of the three-day event include: 

Sessions Presentations
Workshops
Entertainment 
Exhibit Hall
Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitors' Reception
Registration Fees
Student Assistant Program

Sessions Presentations

The Sessions Committee will select presentations to represent levels of expertise and a broad topic base. Selection will be based on the valueof the proposed topic to the audience and the quality and clarity of theabstract. Are you new to speaking, or have an interesting short topic? Try the Lightning round — a quick, 12-minute presentation! The perfect intro to conference speaking, present work in progress, or give a brief overview, leaving the audience with a key point to remember.

Presentation Types:

  • Lightning Round (12 minutes)
  • Individual Presentation (25 minutes)
    • Technical Presentation
    • General Topic Presentation
  • Panel Discussion (60-90 minutes)
  • Product Demonstrations (25 minutes)
  • Poster Display
    • Display area: 4 ft (height) x 8 ft (width)
    • Project-specific and cartographic exhibits welcome
  • Web Map Display
    • Video submission format (.wmv), once an abstract has been accepted

Abstract submission:

  • Abstracts cannot exceed 300 words
  •  Incomplete abstracts will not be accepted
  •  Abstract submission is online only

To submit an abstract, please click HERE!

Workshops

A combination of half-day and full-day workshops will be offered on Wednesday. Workshop participants can select from a variety of topics, ranging from general introductory issues to specialized technical-focused topics. 

Entertainment 


Exhibit Hall

The vendor exhibit hall will showcase a redesigned layout and highlight the latest GIS-related hardware and software, GIS products and services. The exhibit hall will be open Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Exhibitor Registration

Register to sponsor/exhibit at the conference today!

To be added to the prospective vendor list, contact Ashley Crunstedt at 651-203-7248, ashleyc@ewald.com or send your contact information to:
Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium
Attn: Ashley Crunstedt
1000 Westgate Drive
Suite 252
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114

Exhibitors’ Reception

Conference registration includes admission to the Exhibitors’ Reception on Thursday evening. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. The reception will be held in the exhibit hall, providing another opportunity for attendees to visit conference exhibitors. Registration information and workshop descriptions will be available in July. Conference registration includes lunches, evening receptions and all refreshment breaks.

Registration fees will be as follows:

MN GIS/LIS Conference Registration Information Registration information and workshop descriptions will be mailed in August. Conference registration includes lunches, evening receptions and all refreshment breaks. Registration fees will be as follows: Registration fees will be as follows:

  • Half-day Workshops
    $135 if payment received by September 7
    $170 if payment received after September 7
    $180 if payment is made On Site

  • Conference
    $275 if payment received by September 7
    $310 if payment received after September 7
    $330 if payment is made On Site

  • Student Rate (includes all presentations and lunches) $45

  • Session and Poster Presenter Rate
    $230 if payment received by September 7
    $310 if payment received after September 7

  • Presenter Rate
    Session and poster presenters will receive a $45 discount from the full conference rate if payment is received by September 7.

A maximum of one discount is available for each individual presentation. If more than one person will be presenting in a session, it is the responsibility of the session presenters to coordinate who will apply for the discount. Additionally, no discounts are available for product demonstrations.

Student Assistant Program

The Consortium is seeking full time students interested in GIS to assist us with logistics on-site throughout the conference in Duluth. Accepted student assistants will receive:

  • Complimentary registration
  • Hotel accommodations (shared with other students)
  • An experienced mentor
  • And much more!
Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 13th. Learn more about the program, and apply today!
 

 

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