Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a technology that is set apart from other information technologies by the need to identify 'where' or location. Our members have diverse interests, but share similar geospatial challenges. ILGISA brings together the GIS community of the State of Illinois through biannual conferences and the publication of Illinois GIS Notes.
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SAVE THE DATE - ILGISA CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 27 - 29, 2014
The Illinois GIS Conference will be held on October 27 - 29, 2014 at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, Illinois, 60532. Additional information will be available soon.
Share your knowledge and expertise as a presenter at the ILGISA Conference. Click on the link below to submit a presentation proposal for a workshop, session, poster competition, or a 5 minute lightning talk. To submit a presentation, please complete the Call for Content Form.
Breaking New Ground in 2014
As spring is coming around the corner, we have received a few questions from the membership about moving to a single conference and overall program offerings from the Association.
As announced last October, the ILGISA Board of Directors strategically decided to move to a single annual conference. As part of the decision making process, the Board of Directors sought input from the membership through the Membership Survey released last spring, the Vendor Involvement Program meeting last summer, the Membership Conference Preferences Survey in the fall, and from our new association management firm CM Services. Directors also closely evaluated conference attendance, levels of satisfaction, diversity of session and workshop offerings, and overall membership benefits.
We are excited about this change, as it will allow us to systematically improve program offerings to GIS professionals throughout the state. As a result, the Board of Directors is focusing on three core programs; an annual conference, regional meetings, and webinars. The annual conference will grow to a 3-day event and offer increased training opportunities, networking programs, and a more fluid schedule. Regional meetings throughout the state will partner with local colleges and universities, the business community, and GIS professionals to generate local networks of GIS communities. The webinar series is under redevelopment to offer an expanded selection of training workshops and will be broadcast in the months between the conference and regional meetings.
Together, these programs are designed to provide year round benefits with the flexibility needed by the GIS professional of Illinois. Keep a close eye on the monthly ILGISA Association News email for details on these events. We look forward to seeing you there!
ILGISA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) Nominating Committee is seeking members who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors. There will be four openings on the ILGISA Board: President-Elect and three Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2014-15 ILGISA Board of Directors are due no later than July 10, 2014.
For additional information on the Illinois GIS Association, please review the ILGISA Bylaws and Policies and Procedures at www.ilgisa.org.
If interested, please complete the NOMINATION FORM and submit to email@example.com.
ILGISA Board of Directors Adopts 2014-2016 Strategic Plan
During their December 11, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan for ILGISA. The Board updated the ILGISA mission to state:
ILGISA advances the understanding, communication, and effectiveness of geospatial technology in Illinois.
Three-Year Priorities in the Strategic Plan are
1. Improve member programs and services.
2. Enhance and increase frequency of communication with and amongst membership.
3. Create a diverse membership.
4. Foster a sense of community and shared knowledge among geospatial technology users.
5. Build on partnership with CM Services, Inc.
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Webinar Submissions Being Accepted
Anyone interested in presenting a webinar can complete the following SUBMISSION FORM.
GET INVOLVED AND JOIN THE FUN...VOLUNTEER TO BE ON A COMMITTEE
Check out the committee page to see if you are interested in working on a committee. If duty calls, contact the chair of the committee or submit your name to the Executive Director.
Information about the change in ILGISA association management
Please note new address and contact information for ILGISA
Illinois GIS Association
800 Roosevelt Road
Building C Suite 312
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137