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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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Chris Pedersen

Connected Nation
Executive Vice President Development & Planning

Chris Pedersen serves as Executive Vice President of Development and Planning for Connected Nation, a national non-profit focused on improving lives through technology. Chris leads nationwide development and planning efforts related to initiating community development, workforce, broadband expansion, and digital inclusion programs. Chris collaborates with various federal, state, and local entities, libraries, educational systems, and foundations to identify their current broadband and technology needs and opportunities and respond with comprehensive solutions. 

Working with Connected Nation’s team of broadband experts in community engagement, research and planning, GIS, public policy, and engineering, and technical services, Chris initiates and develops targeted programs to help communities bridge the digital divide by expanding broadband access, adoption, and use. Connected Nation programs include the Connected Community Engagement Program, Digital Works – Connecting People & Jobs, Every Citizen Online, Computers 4 Kids, and other programs designed to create opportunities for people to improve their lives through technology. Chris has been actively engaged in public-private partnerships across various sectors in over a dozen states and Puerto Rico, and recently participated in an international learning exchange on rural broadband in the South Pacific. 

Prior to Connected Nation, Chris served executive-level roles in Fortune 500 companies with over ten years’ experience in sales and marketing, account management, and business development. Chris holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from Centre College and an M.A. in secondary education from the University of Kentucky.



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