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In an effort to reduce paper waste NWGIS will not be printing out agendas this year.

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Monday, Nov. 4

Day at a Glance: Workshops – We are offering pre conference workshops that provide in depth and/or hands on training. Please note that these workshops are an additional cost. Lunch and break time refreshments are provided for workshop attendees. Breakfast and dinner on Monday are on your own. Workshops are being held in the Riverhouse Convention Center. Please note: you have to register workshops separately from the main conference. Go to the Events page.

Full Day Workshops 

  • Editing and Geoprocessing Automation in ArcGIS Pro 2.x  -Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Services (Room: Cascade D)
  • CANCELLED: Quality Assurance (QA) for Value (or How to Think like an Analyst) - Aaron Licker, Licker Geospatial Consulting

Half Day Workshops 

  • ArcGIS Development Using Python: Scripts and Tools in Desktop and Pro - David Howes, David Howes LLC (Room: Cascade E)
  • Introduction to Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Custom Widget Development - David Howes, David Howes LLC (Room: Cascade E)
  • Getting Started with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1 - Scott Moore, Esri (Room: Cascade F)
  • ArcGIS Insights - John Sharrard, Esri (Room: Cascade F)


Tuesday, Nov 5

Day at a Glance: Conference opening day. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. The evening we will host a vendor social with drinks and appetizers. 

7:00am–8:30am  Breakfast (doors open at 7:00am) (Cascade Ballroom)

8:30am-9:30am  Opening Session: (Cascade Ballroom)

  • Welcome from the 2019 Planning Team – Eric Wing 
  • Presidential Message - Keith Massie 
  • Welcome Address – Stephanie Betteridge – Chief Innovation Officer - City of Bend 
  • GIS Education in Central Oregon - Patrick Kennelly – GIS Program Manager - Central Oregon Community College (COCC) 

Speed Networking: 9:30am-10:00am (Cascade Ballroom)

Break: 10:00am-10:30am (Cascade Lobby)

Keynote – Dave Imus, Imus Geographics – 10:30am-12:00pm 

Lunch – 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Cascade Ballroom)

Track Sessions: 1:30PM-3:00PM 

  •     Esri Hands-on Learning Lab (Cascade F)

  •     Esri: Engage Your Community with ArcGIS Hub (Cascade C/D)

    • ArcGIS Hub is an easy-to-configure cloud platform that organizes people, data, and tools to accomplish initiatives. In this presentation, learn how you can use ArcGIS Hub to coordinate government staff, citizens, nonprofits, and other trusted partners to tackle the projects that matter most in your community. Explore "initiative thinking" and see how organizations around the world are unlocking the data they work with every day and turning it into knowledge that improves services and decision-making for all.

  •     GIS Certification: The Why and How to Become a GISP - Option 1 of 2 (Cascade E)

    • The GIS Professional, or GISP, has become a respected and in-demand indication of your skills as a GIS professional. If you are pursuing the GISP certification, or are thinking of doing so, this session is for you. 

    • Earning the GISP credential requires successfully completing an exam as well as a number of other application requirements.        

    • This session will first explore the reasons that the GISP credential is worth pursuing.  Second, we’ll go over in detail what is involved in completing each part of the education/experience/contribution part of the application process and how points are assigned.  The Ethics portion of the application process will also be discussed.  Lastly, we’ll explore the topics that you need to be familiar with for each of the knowledge areas covered by the GISP exam.  The exam makeup has recently changed so if you haven’t taken it yet, you’ll want to attend. 

    • Two sessions of this mini-workshop are offered.  The same information is covered in each. 

Break: 3:00pm-3:30pm (Cascade Lobby)

Track Sessions: 3:30PM-5:00PM 

  •     Esri Hands-on Learning Lab (Cascade F)

  •     Esri: ArcGIS Mobile Solutions (Cascade C/D)

    • Modernize your field workflows and power your enterprise with ArcGIS apps.  Whether you need to manage a mobile workforce or monitor real-time emergencies, learn how to improve field-to-office workflows by leveraging Esri’s field mobility apps to collect data, ask questions, manage operations, and boost efficiency.

  •     GIS Certification: The Why and How to Become a GISP- Option 2 of 2 (Cascade E)

Vendor, Map 'n App Social: 5:30pm-8:00pm (Cascade Ballroom)


Wednesday, Nov. 6

Day at a Glance: Technical sessions running all day. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. The evening banquet will be a plated dinner at the High Desert Museum. Attendees can provide their own transportation; we encourage you to carpool if possible. Busing arrangements are being made.

Proposed Paper Presentations 

Breakfast: 7:00am-8:30am (Cascade Ballroom)

Esri Learning Lab: 8:30am-5:00pm (Cascade F)(Cascade Ballroom)7:00am-8:30am (Cascade Ballroom)

Track Sessions: 8:30am-10:00am (TBA)

Break: 10:00am-10:30am (Cascade Lobby)

Track Sessions: 10:30am-12:00pm (TBA)

Lunch: 12:00pm-1:30pm 

Track Sessions: 1:30pm—3:00pm (TBA)

Break: 3:00pm-3:30pm (Cascade Lobby)

Track Sessions: 3:30pm-5:00pm (TBA)

Banquet at High Desert Museum: 5:30pm-9:00pm


Thursday, Nov. 7

Day at a Glance: Conference Closing Sessions. This is a half day event. Only breakfast and morning refreshments are provided.

Breakfast: 7:00am-8:30am (Cascade Ballroom)

Birds of a Feather Sessions (Networking Opportunity) - 8:30am-10:00am (Cascade Ballroom)

Break: 10:00am-10:30am (Cascade Lobby)

General Membership Meeting Board Elections – 10:30am-12:00pm (Cascade Ballroom)

Conference Ends - 12:00pm

  • On your own for lunch
  • Recreational Activities – 12:50pm (Meet at Riverhouse hotel lobby)
    • Walk/Run - Deschutes River Trail
    • Mountain Biking - Phil's Trailhead






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