GIS Conference 2014 Agenda

Sponsored by the UC Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI), Resource Center for Community Engaged Scholarship (ReCCES), Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC), City of Merced, CGIA, CentralCal URISA, NorCal URISA, The Blum Center, and Health Sciences Research Institute (HSRI)

California Geographic Information Association

fourth annual Geospatial Summit Conference

GIS...integrating your community, world, life.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14, 2014


8:30 – 9 a.m.: Registration and Coffee
9 - 9:15 a.m.: Welcome: RuthAnne Harbison, City of Merced
Opening Remarks: Tom Peterson, Provost
UC Merced SpARC Lab - Ruth Mostern and Erin Mutch
9:15-10:15 a.m.: Keynote Speaker: Paul Doherty, ESRI: Redefining How GIS is Used in Disasters: Case Studies from the ESRI Disaster Response Program
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.: BREAK
10:30-12:00 noon: Breakout Session #1:   Speakers
  1. Scott Gregory, Geographic Information Officer, State of California
  2. Harold Feinberg, DOT, California
  3. Jared Rutledge, Fresno Co. Epidemiologist
  4. Sonja Thiede, Resource Analyst, Kings River Conservation District
  5. Jeff Orton, GIS Coordinator, Paramount Citrus
12 – 1 p.m.: LUNCH, Networking, and Map Gallery
1 - 1:45 p.m.:  
  1. Laurie Maak, Green 360
  2. John Minkler, ACEL Charter School
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.: BREAK
  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Breakout Session #2:  Round Tables - Meet the Speakers
Informal table discussions with the morning and afternoon speakers, faculty/grad students from UC Merced, and Steve Shackelton of SNRI.  
  3 - 3:30 p.m.: Wrap-up: RuthAnne Harbison, City of Merced
  3:30 – 4 p.m.: Tour of SpARC display at Library and SpARC Lab