Please mark your calendar and plan to join us in Boise, Idaho October 9-13, 2017 for the 32nd annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference. Photo credit boise.org.
Northwest GIS User Group Conference 2017
October 9-13, 2017
Are you a vendor of GIS technology?
Exhibitor booths are now available at the 2017 Northwest GIS Group Conference. Share your products with the largest annual get together of GIS professionals in the Pacific Northwest from government, private industry and non-profit organizations. This conference is a great opportunity to connect with existing clients and develop leads.
SAVE THE DATE - NWGIS Meetup Event at the 2017 Esri International User Conference!
You are cordially invited to attend the NWGIS User Group meetup event during the 2017 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC)! For the fourth consecutive year, NWGIS will be hosting the meetup event at Jolt’n Joes Restaurant and Bar in downtown San Diego. Jolt N’ Joes is only 3 blocks from the Esri UC and sits in the heart of San Diego’s Gas Lamp District (see below for the venue’s address).
The NWGIS User Group meetup event is a great opportunity to network with other GIS professionals from the northwest while enjoying hosted beverages and munchies. There is no need to register; your Esri UC badge will be your pass into this event.
Visit the event sponsors’ booths at the conference for additional information and drink tickets. One drink ticket per attendee will be provided at the door upon presentation of your conference badge while supplies last, but visit your favorite sponsors for more tickets!
Thanks to our sponsors:
From time to time, the Northwest GIS User Group (NWGIS) has received small grant requests. The NWGIS Board of Directors has a goal of maintaining a minimum amount in its bank account to cover ongoing and unexpected expenses. However, when there are sufficient funds, NWGIS will consider requests for small grants that further GIS research, education, technology and other GIS related activities. When the NWGIS bank account balance drops below a certain level, then all grant requests will be suspended until the balance increases. Initially, there will not be a formal proposal format.
For more information, see the full NWGIS Ad-Hoc Grant Policy.
The 2017 Northwest GIS User Conference is still about 11 months away, but conference planning is already underway. The 2017 conference will be in Boise, Idaho, October 9-13, 2017. Linda Davis and Bart Butterfield are co-chairs. We are looking for people that would like to step up and volunteer for a role on the conference planning committee. We are looking for people for the following jobs:
- Vendor coordinator
- Sponsor coordinator
- Volunteer coordinator
- Workshop coordinator
- Social event coordinator
- Poster contest coordinator
- Graphics designer – logo, T-shirt design
- Printed program designer
- Mobile developer – agenda
- Social media coordinator
This is a great opportunity to contribute to our regional GIS community. It is also a good way to develop your leadership skills to show on your resume or GISP application. If you would like to volunteer, send an email here NWGIS 2017 Boise and describe what you would like to work on.