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The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

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Annual Conference
October 2-4, 2002

About the Conference
Call for Papers
Conference at a Glance
Conference Sessions
Duluth Visitor Info.

Exhibitor Information
General Information
Hotel Information
Online Registration
Preliminary Program PDF
Registration Form PDF

12th Annual Conference & Workshops
Entertainment Information

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!

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