Denver, Colo. - The program committee for the 2007 GIS in the Rockies Conference announces that ESRI President Jack Dangermond will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the 20th annual GIS in the Rockies Conference.

“Jack Dangermond has been a leader in the GIS industry for over thirty years. As we celebrate the 20th year of the GIS in the Rockies conference, we believe his opening address will set exactly the right tone for this year’s event. He is uniquely qualified to speak to the rich history and future of the GIS industry in the Rocky Mountains and beyond,” says Deborah Wilson, member of the GIS in the Rockies Board of Directors.

The 2007 conference will be held September 12 – 14, 2007 at INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. The six sponsoring societies have developed a series of program tracks with the theme “Celebrating 20 Spatial Years”. Presentations and workshops are designed to appeal to a broad community of GIS users, surveyors, and other interested technology professionals. The professional societies and organizations share a dedication to promote professional development, education and general community outreach while helping people understand the uses and benefits of the technology.

The GIS in the Rockies planning committee has recently posted exhibit and sponsorship information on the event website. Interested companies and educational institutions may register for booth space and sponsorships on the event website atwww.gisintherockies.org/exhibitors.

Questions about exhibiting at the conference should be directed to Kim Longo at vendors@gisintherockies.org or 720-304-9083.

About GIS in the Rockies

GIS in the Rockies is a technology conference providing community outreach, education and professional development for people interested in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. Formed by several professional societies and organizations, the conference enjoys its 20th annual event at INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado USA. The sponsoring societies include: the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA), the Colorado Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and GIS Colorado.

For more information about GIS in the Rockies and links to the sponsoring societies, visitwww.gisintherockies.org.