Northwest GIS User Group – GIS Teaching Grant 2016
One of the goals of the Northwest (NW) GIS User Group is to foster and support GIS education in our region. Due to the financial success of the past several Northwest GIS conferences that we have hosted, our organization can now offer, on a one year pilot basis, a GIS teaching grant of up to $5,000.
The purpose of the grant: Provide a GIS educator with funds to pursue limited research or to provide a unique training experience for one of their courses. At this time, since this grant proposal is a one‐year trial, we are receptive as to the type of funding requests that we receive.
We will evaluate each grant request using the following non‐ranked criteria:
- Number of GIS students that are impacted
- Length of time; Is this a one year opportunity or an ongoing effort
- Is the NW GIS grant request part of a collaborative funding request
- Amount of funding requested
- Sustainability over time
A mobile agenda web application is now available for 2014 NWGIS User Conference.
Use the app to:
- Search for sessions and other conference events
- View detailed session information
- Find session and other conference event locations on the interactive map
- Save and manage your favorite sessions for the week
- Find your current location (requires browser geo-location)
- Stay up to date on any session changes
- View a photo of a room so you know what to look for
Full conference registration is $400. Half Day registration $250.
ENTER YOUR BEST POSTER/MAP, SHOWCASE YOUR WORK AND WIN GREAT PRIZES!
Inspire your colleagues with your fascinating projects and have the opportunity to win great prizes!
Categories in this year’s contest include: BEST CARTOGRAPHIC DESIGN, BEST PROBLEM SOLVING, BEST PUBLIC SERVICE, and a SPATIAL CHOICE AWARD!
First and Second Place prizes will be given out in all four categories! Submit a poster!
Early Registration prices have been extended for the 2014 NW GIS Conference in Lynnwood Washington. Early registration prices will be accepted until the 15th of September and abstracts for papers will be accepted until the 8th, So sign up today at http://nwgis.org. Start off your fall in beautiful Lynnwood, Washington where you can network and learn from other GIS professionals. Working Across Borders is the theme of the conference, with keynote speakers, workshops and presentations that will give you skills, knowledge and tools to bring back to your workplace.
Early registration ends soon for the 28th Annual NWGIS Conference in Lynnwood, Washington! Register before September 1st for the best rate.
Come meet and network with GIS professionals from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho & Montana! Take a workshop, learn new tips & tricks, explore software at the ESRI lab, learn about recent advances in GIS applications, discuss problems and solutions with your colleagues, and still have time for networking and off site activities!
Want to submit a paper or poster? We are still taking submissions – submit your entry today! We have some great talks and training on the schedule, talks may be viewed online on the conference schedule.
Be a part of this fall's Northwest GIS Conference, sign up to present and/or submit a poster for the map gallery!
We are now accepting abstracts and posters for our 2014 Conference in Lynnwood, Washington. The theme of this year's Conference is "Working Across Borders". Presentations are 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes allotted for questions.
Share what you've learned! Show off a project and/or poster that you've completed! Abstract submission deadline is September 1st!
We are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for the 2014 NWGIS Conference: Dr. Dominique Bachelet and David DiBiase.
Dr. Dominique Blachelet is Senior Climate Change Scientist at the Conservation Biology Institute and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University. Dominique initiated the creation of climatewizard.org at the Nature Conservancy with Chris Zganjar and she is now bringing climate and climate impacts simulation results to databasin.org to ensure that climate change awareness are integral to conservation planning.
David DiBiase leads the Education Team within Esri’s Industry Solutions group which promotes and supports GIS use to enrich teaching and learning at all levels, settings and locales. David is most proud of his leadership to build an open educational resources initiative at Penn State University. The majority of the courses are freely available online.
You can learn more about our keynote speakers on our conference website.