2012 Washington GIS Conference Weekly Update – 4/6/2012

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Amanda Taub

Apr 6, 2012, 1:55:49 PM4/6/12
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2012 Washington GIS Conference
Communicating Spatial Knowledge
May 7th – 9th, 2012 Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

New this week:
Tuesday night social at The Swiss!
Location:  The Swiss - http://www.theswisspub.com/ - 1904 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, 98402,                      
Here is a map of the area around The Swiss and the GTCTC:
Time: 6:30pm – close
Come enjoy some appetizers and good beer while socializing and networking with your GIS colleagues. Appetizers will be provided and a dinner menu will also be available. Tuesday evenings at The Swiss is Trivia night. So be inspired to participate. Come and enjoy pool tables, raffle prizes and great food!
Check out The Swiss on Twitter at https://twitter.com/swisspub and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The.Swiss.Tacoma.WA?ref=sgm.
For more information on the social, check out: http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2012_Conference_Index.html#social
Second Annual Washington GIS Conference Fun Run!
Washington GIS road warriors – bring your running gear and roll out of bed early Wednesday morning for a group fun run, led by Greg Babinski (@gbabinski) and Heather Glock (@hglock). 
When: Wednesday, 6:30 AM, on the street outside the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Joggers, power walkers, bikers, unicyclists, and rollerbladers: all are welcome!

Early Bird Registration ends April 9th!
Register now before prices go up! Presenters must register by April 9th to receive the discount registration. Student and professional attendees can register online at:

Dick Thomas Competition! Deadline extended: April 9th

Call for Nominations for “The Summit Award” aka Washington’s GIS Person of the Year: Due April 10th

Call for Poster & Map Contest Entries: Due May 4th
More information:
WAURISA welcomes Governor Jim Geringer, former Governor of Wyoming, as this year’s Washington GIS Conference the keynote speaker!
Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Social Media
The hashtag for this year’s Conference is #wagis12. Be sure to follow WAURISA and the Conference news on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WAURISA. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Urisa/179688892063796. Join us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3740111.
For more information on the 2012 Washington GIS Conference, visit: http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2012_Conference_Index.html or email questions to 2012WAGIS...@waurisa.org
Coming soon: information on Conference session tracks!
Amanda Taub, GISP
CWGIS Organizer
WAURISA Secretary
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amandahstaub
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