Agenda

Detailed agenda information is now available on a tentative basis. The information below will change as conference planning continues to add details.  Please check back! Click Here to see IGIC Conference Preliminary Program 2015 (changes since last update in blue).

Tuesday April 7, 2015

Workshops will be held in the Vermeer Science Center (http://conference NULL.iowagic NULL.org/hotel-travel/#central) on the Central College campus.  Register for workshops when you register for the conference.  Cost is $50 per workshop.  Detailed descriptions available here (http://conference NULL.iowagic NULL.org/agenda/workshops/).

•8:00 am – 2:00pm Registration – Vermeer Student Center
•8:00 am – 12:00pm Morning Workshops/Hands-On Activities
•Basic Python – John DeGroote, UNI
•Using the U.S. National Grid in Iowa – Jason Dolf, Aerial Services, Inc. and David Croll, City of Johnston
•12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (participants are on their own for lunch. Visit the Pella Chamber of Commerce (http://members NULL.pella NULL.org/list/ql/restaurants-catering-10) or Central College (https://departments NULL.central NULL.edu/diningservices/central-market/) for options.)
•1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon Workshops/ Hands-On Activities
•Intermediate Python – John DeGroote, UNI
•Using R as a GIS Application – Simon Geletta, Des Moines University
•Geomentoring ThinkTank (FREE) – Jim Giglierano, ISU, Debbie Stevens, William Penn, & Rick Havel, Johnson Co

The 2015 IGIC Biennial Conference will be held at the Maytag Student Center (http://conference NULL.iowagic NULL.org/hotel-travel/#central).

•2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration
•2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Setup time for exhibitors and poster presentations
•5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibitor Hall Open
•6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Opening Conference Session; Welcome and Introductions
•6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Evening Meal
•7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Keynote Speaker – Joseph Kerski (http://conference NULL.iowagic NULL.org/keynote-speaker), Education Manager for Esri
Geo-awareness, Geo-enablement, Geotechnologies, Citizen Science, and Storytelling: Geography on the World Stage
•7:45 pm Exhibitor Social; Mapping Gallery will be open

Wednesday April 8, 2015

•7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast at the Central Market
•This is the student dining center buffet. We have a side room so the only interaction with students will be obtaining the food.
•7:30 am – 1:00pm Registration
•8:30 am – 10:00 am Morning Concurrent Session I
•10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in Exhibitor Hall
•10:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning Concurrent Session II
•12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Break in Exhibitor Hall
•12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Noon Meal – IGIC Awards at the Central Market
•1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Break in Exhibitor Hall
•1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Afternoon Concurrent Session III
•3:15 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibitor Hall
•4:00 pm – 5:00 pm First Annual IGIC 5K Run/Walk – around the town – More Details (http://conference NULL.iowagic NULL.org/agenda/workshops/#5k)
•6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Social Hour
•7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Evening Banquet
•8:30 pm – ??? IGIC Gives Back/Drinks and Digitizing – Open StreetMap Event – Bring your own laptops! More Details (http://conference NULL.iowagic NULL.org/agenda/workshops/#osm)

Thursday April 9, 2015

•7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast at Central Market
•7:30 am – 9:00am Registration
•8:30 am – 10:00 am Morning Concurrent Session IV
•10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in Exhibitor Hall
•10:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning Concurrent Session V
•10:30 am – 12:00 pm Exhibitor tear-down
•12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Closing Plenary Lunch – Exhibitor prizes and Poster Contest Prizes at the Central Market
•1:00 pm – 2:30 pm IGIC Board Meeting – Graham Annex Board Room