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Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference 2010
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October 13, 2010 through October 15, 2010


Welcome to the 20th Annual Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference and Workshops online registration 

The conference will be held Oct. 13 through 15, 2010 
at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota.


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Walk-up registrations will be accepted.

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The event will feature structured workshops, technical sessions, panel discussions, technology demonstrations, project updates and national speakers. All are geared toward professionals interested in learning more about geographic information systems and land information systems technology in Minnesota and beyond.

We have a great conference planned for this year.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Robust selection of workshops, both hands-on and lecture style.
  • Full tracks of conference sessions covering a wide range of topics, including open source, environmental applications, web services, mobile GIS, GIS in government, vendor product demonstrations, and new for 2010 – lightning round presentations.
  • A competition among GIS/LIS scholarship winners with substantial cash prizes awarded. Both undergraduate and graduate student competitors will give oral presentations during a dedicated student track.
  • Dynamic and inspirational keynote speakers.
  • An exhibit hall featuring a variety of exhibitors showcasing their latest GIS/LIS related hardware, software, products and services.
  • A vendor reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a variety of prizes.
  • 3rd Annual Fun Run/Walk. View a photo gallery/video of the course.
  • Entertainment events including a night at the Great Lakes Aquarium and the always-popular annual Beer Tasting. (Wednesday Reception Guest Rates: Adults & Children 10+ – $12; Children ages 4-9 – $8; Children 3 & under – free.)

Important Deadlines and Dates:

  • Online conference registration begins August 6
  • EXTENDED: Early registration rate ends September 15
  • Hotel block rates end September 12
  • Online registration closes October 5
  • Workshops Day: October 13
  • Conference Days: October 14 and 15
Wednesday Workshops:Concurrent Sessions:
  • All workshops will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
  • Check-in for workshops begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). There will be refreshments in the lobby.
  • The morning workshops begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 12:15 p.m.; the afternoon workshops begin at 1:15 p.m. and will conclude by 4:30 p.m. Workshop registration fee includes lunch. Lunches for all workshop attendees will be provided at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) at 12:15 p.m.
  • All data and materials for the workshops will be provided by the instructors.
  • All concurrent sessions will be held Thursday, Oct. 14 and Friday, Oct. 15, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).
  • Check-in for the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. During this time refreshments will be served in the lobby.
  • Concurrent sessions on Thursday are from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; and 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Concurrent sessions continue Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m.
  • Please sign up and volunteer to be a session moderator at the GIS/LIS conference.  Moderators introduce presenters, keep time, track attendance, and help coordinate laptops for sessions. Sign up online HERE.
Lodging Accommodations

Rooms are available at the hotels below. The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is the conference hotel headquarters. Make reservations online or by calling the phone numbers below.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Downtown Waterfront
200 West First St
218-722-1202 or 800-477-7089
Room Rate: $89 single or double per night

The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Drive
218-625-0415 or 888-668-4352
Room Rate: $105 single or double per night

Radisson Duluth Harbor View
505 West Superior St
Room Rate: $89 single or double per night

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