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NWGIS Conference Lodging Options

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:47am -- Linda

We have secured a room rate of $119 a night plus tax at 2 hotels adjacent to the conference center: The Hampton Inn & Suite by Hilton Bremerton and The Fairfield Inn & Suite Seattle/Bremerton.

  • Last day to book: October 1, 2018
  • Group Name: 2018 NW GIS Conference
  • Rate valid for the period: 28-Oct-2018 through 01-Nov-2018

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suite Bremerton, WA

150 Washington Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337

To reserve a room at the Hampton Inn, click on the link below or call (360) 405-0200 – when prompted make sure you dial 0. That will bring you straight to the hotel.

Book your group rate for 2018 NW GIS Conference at The Hampton Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites Seattle/Bremerton

239 4th Street
Bremerton, WA 98337

Call for Volunteers and Moderators

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 1:54pm -- NathalieCSmith

We are planning another great conference this Fall 2018 in Bremerton, WA, but we need your help to truly make it a success.  Day-of-conference volunteers provide invaluable help as session moderators and assist with many other behind-the-scenes tasks. This is also a great opportunity to network with your peers and enhance your visibility in our professional community.

Volunteer opportunities

  • Moderate a session
  • Registration
  • General help

Visit https://nwgis.org/2018/volunteers-moderators to submit your interest for Volunteer or Moderator opportunities

NWGIS 2018 Bremerton: Call for Presentations

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 10:46am -- NathalieCSmith

Participate in the 33rd Annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference in Bremerton, Washington by sharing a poster, giving a presentation or showcasing an application. Presentations typically consist of a 20 – 25 min talk, but if you don’t want to give a full-length presentation, consider a 5 minute lightning talk instead. 

Do you have an application or poster that you want to share? The annual map (including story maps) and app contest is a great way to show off your work and to make contacts with attendees who have similar interests. The event will follow a traditional format with participants displaying a map or poster in the gallery for attendees to view and an online approach of allowing folks with web, mobile apps and story maps to show off their work.

We have ample opportunities for you to share your knowledge with your colleagues from the Pacific Northwest.  More information and a link to the submission page is at https://nwgis.org/2018/talks-maps-and-apps.

NWGIS 2018 Bremerton: Conference Website and Vendor Registration

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:24pm -- Linda

The 2018 NWGIS Conference will take place in Bremerton, WA at the Kitsap Conference Center October 29 through November 1, 2018.

The Conference website (work in progress) is here: nwgis.org/2018

The overall conference schedule is as follows:

Conference registration is now open  - you can find registration information here.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information and Registration is available here.

NWGIS 2018 Bremerton: Registration is Open

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 2:15pm -- NathalieCSmith

Registration for the 2018 NWGIS Conference is now Open

Registration for the conference as well as the Pre and Post Conference workshops is now open!

Join us at the 2018 Northwest GIS Users conference, October 29 - November 1, 2018 in Bremerton, WA at the Kitsap Conference Center.   The 2018 Bremerton Conference will feature Esri President, Jack Dangermond as our keynote speaker. We will also have training workshop opportunities, presentations, the Esri Hands on Learning lab, a vendor hall and a Map Gallery. 

Information about the conference can be found at https://nwgis.org/2018

Registration links are at https://nwgis.org/2018/registration. Early registration ends October 5, 2018 and prices increase on October 6, 2018.

2018 NWGIS Conference: Jack Dangermond Esri President will keynote

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:41pm -- NathalieCSmith

The NWGIS Board of Directors and the 2018 NWGIS Conference Committee are excited to announce that Jack Dangermond will keynote at the 2018 NWGIS Conference in Bremerton. 

 

Jack Dangermond, Esri PresidentJack Dangermond is the founder and president of Esri, the world's sixth-largest privately held software company. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Redlands, California, Esri is widely recognized as the technical and market leader in geographic information systems, or GIS, pioneering innovative solutions for working with spatial data.

Dangermond is recognized not only as a pioneer in spatial analysis methods but also as one of the most influential people in GIS. He actively manages Esri and is closely connected to projects, clients, and company vision. He takes a leadership role in national and global initiatives to facilitate standards for data access and sharing across agencies and organizations. He is personally committed to applying GIS methods for environmental stewardship and sustainable communities.

SAVE THE DATE - NWGIS Meetup Event at the 2018 Esri International User Conference!

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:27pm -- JesseManley

You are cordially invited to attend the NWGIS User Group meetup event during the 2018 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC)! For the fifth consecutive year, NWGIS will be hosting the meetup event at Jolt & Joes Restaurant and Bar in downtown San Diego.  Jolt & 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: 

Remembering Bart Butterfield

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:42pm -- Linda

Bart Butterfield was the manager of the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Starting at IDFG in 1992 as a Senior GIS Analyst, he was promoted to manager in 2002. Bart worked to integrate GIS and traditional IT development into a comprehensive fish and wildlife information system.

Bart had been active in the NW GIS User Group since 1991 when he attended the NWGIS conference in Silverdale, WA. Bart was first elected to the NWGIS Board of Directors in 2000, re-elected in 2011 at the Boise, ID conference, and served on the board until 2017. He organized and chaired five NWGIS conferences: 2001 Sun Valley, 2004 Sun Valley, 2008 Sun Valley, 2011 Boise, and 2017 Boise. Bart also served as the treasurer for the NWGIS User Group, and led the website committee. 

Bart Butterfield - image credit Cyndi Coulter

2017 Northwest GIS Users Conference Coming Soon

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:39pm -- bbutterfield

2017 Northwest GIS Users Conference - Boise October 9-13

We hope you had a chance to attend the NWGIS meetup in San Diego earlier this month.  If so, you were able to meet vendors, sponsors, and GIS enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest.  

Join us at the 2017 Northwest GIS Users conference, October 9-13 in Boise Idaho.   The 2017 Boise Conference will have training, presentations, ESRI doctor’s office, dev meetup, and vendors. Dr. Michael Goodchild will be the keynote speaker.

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