The New England GIS Conference, a biennial conference and the largest gathering of GIS professionals in New England, is scheduled for May 12 and 13, 2004 at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The event will feature over 45 technical sessions and a panel discussion entitled: “ GIS Technology: What’s Ahead” featuring industry leaders. Over 40 vendors will showcase their latest technology, and research posters will be on display throughout the conference.
There will be three general sessions starting with Barbara Ryan, Associate Director for Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday, May 12 from 9:00-10:00am. She will discuss “The National Map and New England”. Thursday, May 13th will feature former Governor Jim Geringer (Wyoming), on staff at ESRI. He will give a talk entitled “The Dialogue with Policy Leaders on the Value of GIS”. He is scheduled to speak from 9:00-10:00am. David Schell, President, Open GIS Consortium will speak on “The Value of Interoperability and Successes Across the Country” from 1:15-2:15pm.