Annual Conference 2017

Thank You to everyone who attend this years conference and we will see you again in 2018!!

 

IGIC Pre-Conference Events:

Monday May 8th  (Afternoon and Evening Education, Networking & Social Activities for the early arrivers)

  • IU Well Library Hands-on Workshop (Esri ArcGIS Apps and Solutions ) – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Bloomington Bike Tour – 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Bloomington Evening Meetup at The Tap – 6:30 PM

IGIC Main-Conference Events:

Tuesday May 9th (All Day and Evening)

  • Registration and Breakfast – 7:30 AM
  • Morning Opening Session (President’s Address and IGIC & GIO Update – 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
  • Eight (8) Classroom & Hands-on Workshops – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Sponsor & Vendor Exhibit Hall – 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Sponsor IGNITE Sessions & Networking Lunch – 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM
  • Esri Hands-on Learning Labs – 2:00 PM – 4:55 PM
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions – 12:45 PM – 4:55 PM
  • First General Session – Keynote Address (Molly Schar, Executive Director NSGIC) – 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
  • Sponsor & Vendor Reception  5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
  • David C. Ford Award Recipient Reception (Cash-Bar) – 7:30-10:30 PM

Wednesday May 10th  (All Day)

  • Birds-of-a-Feather Breakfast Meetings – 8:00 AM
  • Sponsor & Vendor Exhibit Hall – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Second General Session – 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Esri Hands-on Learning Labs – 10:15 AM – 11:35 AM
  • Morning Breakout Sessions – 10:15 AM – 11:35 AM
  • Lunch and Annual GIS Award Presentations – 11:35 AM – 12:50 PM
  • Esri Hands-on Learning Labs – 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions – 1:00 PM – 3:05 PM
  • Closing Town Hall Session – 3:10 PM – 3:45 PM

Full Schedule:

Download FINAL .pdf copy of our 2-Page Conference Schedule HERE.

Download FULL .pdf copy of our 56-Page Conference Program HERE.

Conference Sponsors & Vendor Exhibitors:

Our Sponsors, Vendors and Partners are very important to us, so we put them right in the heart of the action – Exhibit booths circle the Grand Ballroom where all General Sessions, Lunches and the Vendor Reception are held.  Our 2017 Sponsors, Vendors and Partners are:

DIAMOND SPONSORS

  • Esri
  • Seiler Geospatial Division
  • Woolpert

RUBY SPONSORS:

  • 39 DEGREES NORTH
  • Cannon IV
  • Cartologic

VENDOR EXHIBITS:

  • Cityworks
  • Eastern Engineering
  • Infogroup
  • Geocortex by Latitude Geographics
  • Eagleview, Pictometry Intelligent Images
  • The Schneider Corporation
  • Topcon Solutions Store
  • Rapid Reproductions, Inc.
  • Williams Aerial Mapping
  • West Safety Services

PARTNER EXHIBITS:

  • Indiana Geological Survey
  • Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana, Inc.

Conference SWAG:

Be sure to pick up your 2017 free conference swag when you pick up your badge.

Bloomington Information:

We love having our annual conference in Bloomington.  Just an hour south of Indy, Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, and is the home to Indiana University.  Bloomington’s motto is “the soul of a big city but the heart of a small town, with something to offer everyone”, and we will definitely take advantage this venue – with IU’s spring semester ending right before our conference, we have the whole town to ourselves, plus easy access to the IU computer lab facilities at Well Library and Woodburn Hall for our hands-on GIS workshops.

bloomington-courthouse

The convention center and conference hotels are right downtown, located just a few blocks from Bloomington’s historic courthouse square and revitalized shopping, and eating district with a vibrant night life.

 Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center

302 S College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403

Conference Hotels:

Rooms & Rates: Our Group Block and Rate at the Courtyard By Marriott and Hyatt Place is $104.00 per night.  Please contact the Hotel for room availability under the IGIC room block.

Courtyard By Marriott (At the Convention Center)

310 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
812-335-8000
Conference Group: Group name: IN Geographic Information Council
Conference Rate – $104
Register On-line – HERE

Group Registration Codes Are:
GICGICA – 1 King
GICGICB – 2 Queen Beds w pull out sofa
GICGICC – 2 Queen

Hyatt Place (1.5 blocks away)

217 W Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
812 339 5950
Conference Group: Indiana Geographic Information Council 2017
Conference Rate – $104
Register On-line – HERE

Other Hotel Options (no block rates):

Hilton Garden Inn (5 blocks away) – 245 N College Avenue

Springhill Suites (8 blocks) – 501 N College Avenue

More Bloomington Information:

Visit Bloomington Information – http://www.visitbloomington.com

Indiana University Visitor Information – http://www.indiana.edu/~iuvis

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