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GIS Pro 2013: URISA’s 51st Annual Conference for GIS Professionals.  The conference will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center which is connected directly by a skywalk to our Headquarters’ Hotel, the Omni Providence (previously the Westin Providence)  http://www.urisa.org/gispro2013

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Tuesday, September 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Women in GIS: Moving the Profession Forward

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Our panelists will discuss both the opportunities and challenges faced by women in the GIS Profession and the keys to their success. Hear each unique GIS story and then participate in small group discussions that will focus on: the definition of success; achieving effectiveness in the workplace; education paths / career paths; earning respect; and competition in the workforce. The session will wrap up with a discussion about the ideas that emerged and an action plan for continuing to support Women in GIS moving forward.

Conversation facilitated by: Hilary Perkins, Diana Maties and Ryan Bowe

Panelists to include:

  • Cecille Blake, United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (and former National GIS Coordinator for Jamaica)
  • Adena Schutzberg, Executive Editor, Directions Magazine
  • Amy Esnard, GISP, URISA Oregon Chapter President and GIS-Pro Program Chair
  • Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus, Inc.
  • Christina Boggs, California  Department of Water Resources
  • Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants

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Cecille Blake

UN-GGIM and UNGEGN Secretariats, United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Consultant, Elevon Solutions, LLC
Amy brings nearly two decades of professional GIS experience, primarily in State and Local Government. She has an extensive understanding of information technology and how to best organize, plan, implement and use GIS and spatial technology. In the past eight years, Amy has demonstrated... Read More →
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management, program review, and strategy development.  A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs-both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant... Read More →
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Ryan Bowe, GISP

Photo Science
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science in Lexington, Kentucky.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients.  Co-author of “Avoiding... Read More →
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Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
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Adena Schutzberg

Executive Editor, Directions Magazine
Adena Schutzberg is Executive Editor of Directions Magazine and principal at ABS Consulting Group, Inc., a GIS consulting firm providing services to clients including GIS software, data, and imagery companies. Previously, she headed U.S. operations for UK-based Cadcorp, and held... Read More →

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Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Data Analyst
Martha Wells, GISP is a founder of Spatial Focus LLC. She is also co-author of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard (FGDC), and the URISA workshop on addressing. She is a member of the National Academy of Science Mapping Advisory Committee. She... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

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