November 1-4, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana  


You likely have a preferred provider for technical training...choose URISA as your preferred provider for GIS professional development and management training!  


If you have recently registered for the conference, please forward this along to someone who you feel would also benefit from attending. Thanks! 


More for your $$$

Included with your GIS-Pro 2011  registration (previously an additional $200 fee): 

Full-day URISA Certified Workshops  


We've drafted a letter to help you win approval to attend. Adjust it to fit your organization's priorities:   

Supervisor letter   


Student & one-day registration rates  are also available.


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GIS-Pro 2011 will take place at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, a brand new conference hotel in downtown Indy that has received rave reviews since it opened. It has already become #1 within the JW brand in the United States for guest satisfaction!

The conference room rate is an attractive $139 single/double - including in-room internet access!


You must make your room reservation by October 7 to receive the discounted room rate.  Hotel reservation instructions.

Interested in sharing a room with a fellow attendee to meet your budget? Let us know and we'll connect you. 

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Other URISA Events

PPGIS & Redistricting - URISA Connect Webinar - Sept 28 


GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference - abstracts due Sept 23


URISA Leadership Academy - June 2012 - Savannah, Georgia 


URISA Caribbean GIS Conference - November 12-16, 2012 - Jamaica 

If you haven't decided to attend GIS-Pro 2011 in Indianapolis, November 1-4, please take a few minutes to learn why you should join us to be INspired, INvigorated, INformed and INvolved in INdianapolis!   


Highly-anticipated events include an Ignite Session, Lightning Talks, an OpenStreetMap Lab, Esri Technical Workshops, and an Esri-sponsored Dev Meet Up.    


We are pleased to offer peer presentations, invited speakers and panelists, and dozens of presentations focusing on these conference tracks:

  • Roadmaps for GIS Professionals
  • The Business Benefits of GIS
  • Immersive GIS
  • GIS Speaks Out
  • One Government

These tracks cover professional development, tools to measure the success of GIS like ROI and maturity models, state of the art technologies, geospatial industry trends, sharing of leadership experience, and cross-jurisdictional collaboration.  Several sessions will be conducted more like a training class and you will have information in your hands that you can take back to work and implement immediately.  


One area of the GIS profession that the conference has not focused on extensively in the past is the developer community, both application and web.  That's changing this year.  We've included several sessions, both daytime breakout sessions and evening events, that will provide opportunities for developers to learn, collaborate, and network.  These sessions cover industry standard software and open source applications.

young GIS

Connect with your peers, up & coming leaders and established influencers in the community at GIS-Pro 2011!  


Participate in events to strengthen your professional network:

  • URISA's Young Professionals will host a meet & greet during GIS-Pro 2011.
  • Earn points towards GISP Certification and attend the GISP Reception.
  • Enjoy some down-time at the conference social event with the DTS Band, Forbidden 403 (at the NCAA Hall of Champions)
See you in Indy!

Getting there is convenient no matter which mode of transportation you choose.   


Automobile: Downtown Indianapolis is convenient to interstate highways. More than 50% of the U.S. population is within a day's drive or less of Indianapolis. These metropolitan areas are less than 300 miles from Indy: Cincinnati, Louisville, Columbus, Chicago, Springfield, St Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit and Nashville!    


Plane:  Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is only 14 miles from the JW Marriott. IND's average domestic fare is lower than the national average and offers 170 daily nonstop flights from a number of carriers.   

Things to Do: Once you get to Indy, you'll be amazed at the options you have, within an easy walk. Downtown Indianapolis is affordable, friendly, vibrant and fun and loaded with dining, recreation, culture, shopping, and entertainment options.
Join us in Indianapolis as URISA hosts its 49th Annual Conference!  Register Today!

Wendy Nelson
URISA Executive Director