NWGIS 2018 Bremerton


 Kitsap Conference Center

Join us in Bremerton, WA!  Mark your calendar for the 33nd annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference October 29 - November 1, 2018 at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton. Photo credit Kitsap Conference Center.


Where Next?

GIS continues to evolve. It is playing an increasingly large role in the digital transformation of society. Clearly, the advances in GIS are helping users do their work better but they are also helping organizations understand and communicate in whole new ways. They are helping break down organizational barriers and facilitate new forms of collaboration around shared geographic information. Today, there are outstanding implementation examples across dozens of domains around the world, where the new web GIS pattern is growing rapidly and making a difference across organizations.

With constant advances in data collection, tools, devices, software, and integration, it is important for GIS analysts, GIS managers and GIS users to look toward the future. How will GIS leverage IoT (Internet of things), Real-Time 'everything', Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and the increasingly distributed nature of computing. 

Come listen as Esri President, Jack Dangermond shares his vision for the future of GIS. Take a pre or post conference workshop. Participate in discussions on tools and directions GIS professionals need to embrace to stay on the forefront of GIS. Share your GIS successes and failures. Visit and engage with our exhibitors. Take a lesson or two in he Esri Hands-on Learning Lab.

Join in Bremerton, WA at the Kitsap Conference Center October 29 - November 1, 2018 for the 33rd annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference. 


Conference Updates

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: 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.

NWGIS 2018 Bremerton: Conference Website and Vendor Registration

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 7:13am -- NathalieCSmith

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 will open no later than August, 15, 2018 - you can find conference rates here.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information and Registration is available here.

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.

Northwest GIS User Group

NWGIS is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.