Jon Stigant to Keynote GIS in the Rockies 2005

Thursday Luncheon Speaker to Recount Lessons Learned in the Field

Denver, Colo. — July 14, 2005 — Jon Stigant, Geodetic Operations Coordinator for Devon Energy Corporation, will present the Thursday luncheon address at the 18th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference in September. Karen Brandt, Chair of the Planning Committee, said "We are very pleased that Mr. Stigant will address this year’s conference. His approach is very down-to-earth. The lessons he learned the hard way will give our attendees practical information they can use immediately."

The luncheon address is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday September 22nd  at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

Before joining Deven Energy in early 2004, Mr. Stigant consulted for Ocean Energy. He previously worked for Chevron Geosciences as a field positioning specialist supporting geophysical surveys and rig positioning worldwide, for Wimpol Inc. as Chief Surveyor, and for Racal Decca Survey, Inc in Houston. After obtaining a BS in Engineering Science (Durham, UK)  Jon spent 11 years in the Royal Navy as a hydrographic surveyor.

The Wednesday luncheon speaker will be futurist Thomas Frey, founder of the DaVinci Institute. The Wednesday evening social will feature Lannie Garrett presenting her hilarious Patsy DeCline show. Friday technical tours are scheduled for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Schriever Air Force Base, and the US Geological Survey.

About the conference
The Conference will be 21-23 September 2005 in Denver, Colorado, at INVESCO Field at Mile High.  Wednesday and Thursday will include technical sessions, the exhibition and job fair, and workshops. Full-day and two-day workshops will be Monday and Tuesday. Thursday evening will include a new 5K Fun Run/Walk. Friday’s program includes technical tours and a geocaching event. The poster session includes prizes for top student entries. Early registration discount is available through 1 August.

The sponsoring societies are the Colorado Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Rocky Mountain Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS),  GIS Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC) and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).

For more information, visit the web site at or contact Karen Brandt, Chair, at