The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Eleventh Annual Conference & Workshops
October 10-12, 2001 Duluth, Minnesota
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General Information

Location: The conference will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota. The DECC is located on the bay of Lake Superior next to Bayfront Park and Canal Park, a waterfront district with numerous shops and restaurants. See maps on the DECC website here.

Meals: The standard registration fee includes all refreshment breaks and lunch on Thursday and Friday. The discounted student rate includes all refreshment breaks and one lunch ticket for use on Thursday or Friday. Lunch on Wednesday will be provided for workshop participants attending one full day or two half day workshops.

Materials: Conference attendees will receive a copy of the conference proceedings which will include abstracts for all presentations. Workshop attendees will receive workshop booklets for each workshop attended.

Continuing Education: Forms for Professional Development Hours for surveyors and engineers will be available at the registration desk.

Fees: All registration fees are to be made payable to the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). Payment can be made by check, credit card, or purchase order. Remember to register before September 28 to receive the lowest registration rate for the conference.

Registration: Please complete the Registration Form and mail or fax to the address or number indicated on the form. Registrations received after October 5 will be processed at the conference as "on-site" registrations. To avoid delays while registering, please submit your registration by October 5.

Refunds: Cancellations received by September 24 will receive a 90% refund; cancellations received after September 24 but before September 28 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after September 28. Substitutions are permitted. In the event of a strike, affected agencies who have registered employees may cancel their registration any time before 4:30 pm on Friday, October 5th to receive a 90% refund. For those people affected by the strike who choose not to register at this time, the Consortium will waive late fees, as long as the registration is received by Friday, October 5th, 4:30 pm. However, we do recommend that you register now, especially those who are planning to attend a workshop. Many of the workshops may fill before October 5th, and the Consortium cannot guarantee a spot if you are not registered. 

Job Fair

Are you an employer with a position open in GIS? Are you an individual looking for a job in GIS? A Job Fair board will be located next to the registration desk at the conference where employers can post job descriptions and individuals can post their resumes. Bring several copies and check the board throughout the conference for updates.

2nd Annual Pool Tournament

The Minnesota GIS/LIS 2nd Annual Pool Tournament will take place Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00 pm at Grandma's Sports Garden, located across the foot bridge from the DECC in Canal Park. Interested participants must sign-up at the Welcome Reception or at Grandma's Sports Garden before 7:15 pm. Parings will be drawn that night and a prize for first and second place will be given. Snacks will be served during the tournament, and dancing will follow at 9:00 pm.

Exhibit Hall Participants

The Exhibit Hall will be open to conference participants on Thursday and Friday. The Vendors Reception and Poster Session will take place Thursday evening beginning at 5:00 pm and will include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. At this time, participating vendors include:

Airborne Data Systems, Inc.
Applied Data Consultants, Inc. 
Barr Engineering Company
Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik & Associates, Inc.
Frontier Precision
Geographic Software Specialists, Inc. (GSSi)
Horizons, Inc. 
Intergraph Mapping & GIS Solutions
Kunde Co., Inc.
Linnet -- The Land Systems Company
Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information
MSA Professional Services
PMC ProMap Corporation
Pro-West & Associates, Inc.
Remote Sensing & Geospatial Analysis Lab
Rowekamp Associates, Inc.
Sokkia Measuring Systems
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Taylor Technologies, Inc. 
USGS EROS Data Center


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