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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 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Welcome & Keynote Address

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Hear from URISA President, Al Butler; Conference Chair, Al Little; Steve Sharp, President of the New England URISA Chapter; and from Esri, GIS-Pro 2013 Diamond Sponsor – as we begin URISA's 51st Annual Conference.  Join us as we enjoy an update from Jessica Davies our esteemed guest from the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and recognize a number of VIPs in attendance. Let’s celebrate the opening of GIS-Pro 2013! 

Keynote Address – What's Next in Government Social Media?
Kristy Fifelski (aka GovGirl) Many agencies have established some level of social media presence and are slowly gaining followers. In this lively and eye-opening session, Kristy Fifelski (aka GovGirl) goes beyond the basics to uncover the secrets of maximizing your social media program – with a specific focus on integrating GIS capabilities. 

Explore critical lessons learned in ‘social GIS’ by other agencies. Want to take your program to the next level? GovGirl will give you a look around the corner exploring some of the newest social platforms and whether they’re a potential fit for government. 

 

Kristy Fifelski
Media Director, e.Republic Inc

Kristy Fifelski is an award-winning expert in government digital strategy and social media. Kristy is the New Media Director for e.Republic Inc., the nation's leading publishing, research, event and new media company focused on state, local government and education markets.

She is known as "GovGirl" in the industry as the upbeat host and creator of GovGirl.com, a unique online video show about government innovation. She served on the board of directors of the National Association of Government Webmasters and earned several national awards as the Web Manager for the City of Reno, Nevada.

During her 10 year career in government, Kristy also served as the Public Relations Coordinator for the City of Wheaton, IL and Deputy Clerk for the Town of Cortland, IL. Fifelski holds a Master's Degree in Communication from Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with honors.

Kristy's reputation frequently earns her a place on popular who's who lists, including 100+ Women in Government Technology (GovFresh, 2010), Must-Read State & Local Government IT Blogs (StateTech, 2012), and Top #Gov20 People to Follow on Twitter (Govloop, 2012). 

 Government Technology: Keynote & Media Sponsor



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Al Butler

Hear opening remarks from Al Butler, URISA President, Al Little, GIS-Pro 2013 Conference Chair, and Amy Esnard, GIS-Pro 2013 Program Chair, as GIS-Pro 2013 gets underway. Invited GIS luminaries and guests will be acknowledged and we'll also hear a report from URISA Chapters.
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Kristy Fifelski

Media Director, e.Republic Inc
Kristy Fifelski is an award-winning expert in government digital strategy and social media. Kristy is the New Media Director for e.Republic Inc., the nation's leading publishing, research, event and new media company focused on state, local government and education markets. She is known as "GovGirl" in the industry as the upbeat host and creator of GovGirl.com, a unique online video show about government innovation. She served on the board of... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
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