October 2-4, 2002
About the Conference
Conference at a Glance
Duluth Visitor Info.
Preliminary Program PDF
Registration Form PDF
Annual Conference & Workshops
One person per registration form.
Please photocopy for additional registrants. No purchase orders for
entertainment. Click here to
download the registration form.
Cruise Lake Superior
This year's Wednesday evening welcome reception will be held onboard the Vista Star. The boat will load from the dock at the DECC
starting at 5:00 p.m. The cruise will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and will feature a guided tour
by Dave Lonsdale from the Duluth Aquarium. Dave will talk about the local habitat and environmental issues. Bring your appetite, as we will have assorted
pizzas and build-your-own sundaes! There will also be a cash bar and lots to see! We expect sunset at 6:47 p.m., and will return to the
"City of Diamonds" to see the lighted Aerial Lift Bridge, a beautiful end to the cruise. An early fall
evening on Lake Superior can be chilly, so be sure to bring a sweater or jacket along. To offset costs for this trip, we are requiring members to register and pay
a $10 fee (about half of the trip cost). This reception is limited to the first 150
people who register, so get your registration in early. See you on board!
Ride the North Shore rails
Please join us for a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railway! The excursion line of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum offers North
Shore trips in classic coaches pulled by traditional engines. The GIS/LIS Consortium has reserved this
train for Thursday evening, October 3. The train will start loading at 7:00 p.m. at
the DECC, immediately following the Vendor Reception. The train will depart at 7:30 p.m., traveling up the North Shore to Palmer's Siding and then will return to
the DECC at 10:30 p.m. (yes, the infa-mous "three hour tour!") The train will host the beer tasting event, sponsored by the Boreal Bottlers Brew Club of
Bemidji. Home brewers are encouraged to bring beer or other fermented beverages to share. (All beverages must be served by the on-board bar-tender.)
A cash bar will also be available on the train, offering additional beer and pop.The cost for this trip is $20 per person.
Seating for this ride is limited, so get your tickets early. Any proceeds beyond the cost of the trip will be split between
the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and the GIS/LIS Consortium Scholarship Fund. Hope to see you there!