Denver, Colo. — August 9, 2005 — At the close of Early Registration,
Jim Martin, Registration Coordinator for the 18th Annual GIS in the
Rockies, reports that registration is more than twice what it was at
this time last year, a new record in conference history. Karen Brandt, Chair of the Planning Committee, said "Our committee has been very responsive to attendee feedback from past conferences. By selecting INVESCO Field at Mile High for our venue and reducing registration fees, we have clearly increased the appeal of our conference."
On Wednesday, the luncheon speaker will be futurist Thomas Frey, founder of the DaVinci Institute; the evening social will feature Lannie Garrett presenting her hilarious Patsy DeCline show. The Thursday luncheon speaker, Jon Stigant from Devon Energy Corporation, will discuss lessons learned in the field. 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 a geocaching event in addition to the technical tours. The poster session includes prizes for top student entries.
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).
Media sponsors include GISuser.com, MAPuser.com and GeoPlace.com.