IGIC’s 2017 Annual Indiana GIS Conference – Register Today

Conference Registration is Open

CLICK HERE to Register Today!

ALSO, Be sure to book your hotel room by SUNDAY 4/09/2017 to guarantee the conference group rate.

We are excited to be back in Bloomington for IGIC’s 2017 Annual GIS Conference.  We have another great event planned for you this year, with two and one-half days of……

  • Hands on and classroom workshops – Get in-depth instruction and hands on experience taught by GIS experts.
  • Inspiring presentations – Learn new techniques and how GIS is changing the state.
  • Vendor Booths and Sponsorship opportunities – Showcase your products and services and show your support to Indiana’s GIS community.
  • Networking – Meet with other Indiana GIS professionals and leaders in the GIS industry

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)

  • 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
  • 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
  • After Hour Social & On-the-Town Events – 7:30 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
  • Morning Breakout Sessions – 10:15 AM – 11:35 AM
  • Lunch and Annual GIS Award Presentations – 11:35 AM – 12:50 PM
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions – 1:00 PM – 3:05 PM
  • Closing Town Hall Session – 3:10 PM – 3:45 PM

Full Schedule:

Download Version 1 DRAFT .pdf copy of our 2-Page Conference Schedule HERE.

Conference Sponsors & Vendor Exhibitors:

Our Sponsors and Exhibitors are very important to us, so we put them right in the heart or the action – vendor booths circle the Grand Ballroom where all General Sessions, Lunches and the Vendor Reception are held. Our team of 2017 Sponsors and Vendors is still being developed, but in past conferences the following companies have attended:

  • 39 DEGREES NORTH
  • Cannon IV
  • Eastern Engineering
  • Esri
  • GeoCue Group
  • GRW
  • Infogroup
  • Latitude Geographics
  • Pictometry
  • Positioning Solutions Company
  • Providence GIS Solutions
  • Rapid Reproductions
  • The Schneider Corporation
  • Seiler Instrument Company
  • Sidwell
  • Surdex Corporation
  • Tyler Technologies
  • WhiteStar Corporation
  • Woolpert

Award Nominations:

Each year, in conjunction with IGIC’s Annual Indiana GIS Conference, we honor outstanding geospatial projects and professionals. IGIC is currently accepting Nominations for the following Awards:

1. Excellence in GIS Awards: http://www.igic.org/great-gis/awards/excellence-gis-award/

2. Special Achievement in GIS Awards: http://www.igic.org/great-gis/awards/special-achievement-in-gis/

3. Senator David C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Awards: http://www.igic.org/great-gis/awards/david-c-ford-award/

4. College Student Poster Competition: http://www.igic.org/great-gis/awards/poster-competition/

PLEASE submit your nominations TODAY – Nominations Close April 10, 2017

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.

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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

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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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