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Welcome to URISA’s GIS-Pro 2020 — A special virtual edition for challenging times.
We invite you to review the agenda, block your calendar, and join us virtually for URISA’s 58th Annual Conference. Our community has always been resilient and eager to help each other through a crisis. Be engaged. Ask questions. Explore solutions. Make the most of this opportunity. Be safe.

Workshops will be presented ’live’ on September 23 & 24 and after GIS-Pro on October 6 & 7. Attendance at one workshop is included with full registration.

Note that all times in this online agenda are presented in CENTRAL Time (URISA’s office is in Chicago).

You must be registered to access the online platform (which is not this Sched agenda). 

Main conference site: www.gis-pro.org 
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Thursday, October 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
From Education to the ‘Real World'

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Learn more about your fellow colleagues and their journey from the educational environment to the real world.  This session will also discuss more in-depth philosophies surrounding campus-wide efforts to infuse GIS into a wider array of university programs and curricula.

  • From Liberal Arts to Labs: Enhancing GIS Use Across Campus
    Rachel Layko, Project Manager, National Audubon Society, Williamsburg, VA
    Jordan Moghanaki, GIS Specialist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Williamsburg, VA

    Sam Wiles, GIS Specialist, Virginia Foundation of Healthy Youth, Richmond, VA
  • GIS for Data-Driven  Sociospatial Grounded Pedagogies
    Sheila Steinberg, PhD., Professor of Social and Environmental Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, Brandman University, Irvine, CA

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Dr. Demetrio P Zourarakis, GISP

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

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Rachel Layko

Ph.D Student, Arizona State University
Rachel Layko is a graduate student in the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on using geospatial tools to explore conservation questions from a socio-ecological perspective. She previously worked in the Center for Geospatial... Read More →
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Jordan Moghanaki

GIS Specialist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Jordan Moghanaki received his B.A. in Philosophy from William & Mary in 2015, and was a GIS Fellow at the W&M Center for Geospatial Analysis from 2015-16. Jordan currently works as a GIS Specialist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, on a project mapping Submerged Aquatic... Read More →
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Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of  GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University, Irvine, CA. Steinberg is an accomplished author who has published a variety of books and edited volumes. Her most recent books is co-edited... Read More →
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Sam Wiles

GIS Specialist, Virginia Foundation of Healthy Youth
Sam Wiles received his B.S. in Physics from the College of William & Mary in 2019. After graduating, he completed a year-long Fellowship at the Center for Geospatial Analysis as a GIS Technician. He currently works as a GIS Specialist for the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth... Read More →

Thursday October 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT