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Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference program announced

The planning committee for the Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON) is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 program. Headlining the event will be community titan Dr. Carl Reed who will discuss his nearly 50 years at the forefront of some of the most important advancements in the industry, and what those developments say about the dangers ahead for anyone using geospatial technology.  Other keynotes will be delivered by Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Director, Spatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Vermont, and National States Geographic Information Council President-Elect, Dan Ross (https://umgeocon.org/keynotes/). Additional conference highlights include:

  • Five featured talks including a lightning round of presentations and panel discussion by experts on big data, and another by Emmy winning director Dan Bertalan (https://umgeocon.org/special-events/),
  • Four diverse pre-conference workshops, all available for free (https://umgeocon.org/workshops/),
  • Multiple tracks of sessions delivered by subject matter experts during each event time block, thereby allowing attendees to focus on topics of specific personal interest (https://umgeocon.org/sessions/), and
  • A price sensitive admission – at $195/$50 for attendees/students, the UMGEOCON ticket price is 80% less than what some other GIS conferences are charging this year (https://umgeocon.org/register/).

Scheduled for May 23-24, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, the planning committee encourages anyone interested in attending UMGEOCON to purchase their ticket as soon as possible.

To learn more about UMGEOCON, visit: www.umgeocon.org.

Source: UMGEOCON