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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)
  • Quality Assurance (QA) for Value (or How to Think like an Analyst) - Aaron Licker, Licker Geospatial Consulting (Room: Cascade C)

Half Day Workshops 

  • ArcGIS Development Using Python: Scripts and Tools in Desktop and Pro - David Howe, David Howes LLC (Room: Cascade E)
  • Introduction to Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Custom Widget Development - David Howe, 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) 
  • Northwest GIS Grant Fund - Gregory Lund – Geospatial Technology Coordinator - University of Washington, Tacoma 

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 – 1:00pm (Cascade Ballroom)

Tract Sessions: 1:00PM-3:00PM 

  •     Esri Hands-on Learning Lab (Cascade F)

  •     Esri Technical Presentations (TBA)

  •     Other presentations (TBA)

Break: 3:00pm-3:30pm (Cascade Lobby)

Tract Sessions: 3:30PM-5:00PM 

  •     Esri Hands-on Learning Lab (Cascade F)

  •     Esri Technical Presentations (TBA)

  •     Other presentations (TBA)

Vendor Social / Map 'n App Contest: 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)

Tract Sessions: 8:30am-10:00am (TBA)

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

Tract Sessions: 10:30am-12:00pm (TBA)

Lunch: 12:00pm-1:30pm 

Tract Sessions: 1:30pm—3:00pm (TBA)

Break: 3:00pm-3:30pm (Cascade Lobby)

Tract 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 – Details coming soon 





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