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 29th Annual Conference and Workshops
October 2-4, 2019
River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

  

 

The 29th Annual Conference and Workshops of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium will be held October 2-4, 2019 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 2, with the conference following on Thursday and Friday. Highlights of the three-day event include: 

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

Sessions Presentations - Call for Papers is Open!

The Sessions Committee will select presentations to represent levels of expertise and a broad topic base. Selection will be based on the value of the proposed topic to the audience and the quality and clarity of the abstract. The Consortium is particularly interested in presentations highlighting the following topics (however, any topic is welcomed):

  • Web, Mobile, and Story Maps
  • Open Data and Open Source
  • Remote Sensing and Drones
  • GIS Program and Data Management
  • Programming and Development
  • Environment (Natural Resources, etc.)
  • Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure
  • Accessibility and Usability
  • Education
  • GIS Leadership and Management

Presentation Types:

  • Lightning Round (12 minutes)
  • Individual Presentation (25 minutes)
  • General Topic Presentation (25 minutes)
  • Technical Presentation (25 minutes)
  • Research Discussion (60-90 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion (60-90 minutes)
  • Product Demonstrations (25 minutes)
  • Poster - General (Display area: 4 ft (height) x 8 ft (width))
  • Poster - Student (Display area: 4 ft (height) x 8 ft (width))
  • Project-specific and cartographic exhibits welcome
  • Web Applications – on touch screen display in exhibit hall

Abstract submission:

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

To submit a Abstract, please click HERE!

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 Sarah Ewald at 651-379-7301, sarahe@mngislis.org or send your contact information to:

Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium
Attn: Sarah Ewald
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 August. 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 available 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 9
    $170 if payment received after September 9
    $180 if payment is made On Site

  • Conference
    $275 if payment received by September 9
    $310 if payment received after September 9
    $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 9
    $310 if payment received after September 9

  • Presenter Rate
    Session and poster presenters will receive a $45 discount from the full conference rate if payment is received by September 9.

  • Fresh Start or Retired Rate
    The MN GIS/LIS Consortium offers another option for those seeking a GIS position and for retired GIS related professionals to attend the Annual Conference. Potential attendees can fill out the Conference Rate Request Form by September 9.  

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 St. Cloud. 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 19thLearn more about the program, and apply today!

 

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