Des Plaines, Ill. -- In two weeks, the GIS community will convene at GIS-Pro 2013: URISA’s 51st Annual Conference for GIS Professionals (Sept. 16-19). They will share ideas about GIS leadership and management, ROI, strategic planning, collaboration and best practices, and learn about BI technologies, HTML 5 and REST, overcoming web mapping application challenges and GIS in the Cloud.

More than 40 AICP CM credits have been approved for GIS-Pro 2013.
         
An extensive list of workshops, breakout sessions and panel discussions are on the schedule. Much-anticipated keynote sessions will feature “GovGirl", the UNH Technology Transfer Center and Professor Mustard of Brown University who will talk about the Mars Rover. There will be a panel of thought leaders (including Clare Brenner from Tumml and Joe Ferreira from MIT) about the blurred lines between public and citizen facing apps and how they connect to back-office government systems. There are opportunities to connect with peers and build a strong professional network.

Participants will take advantage of additional events and opportunities being added daily such as:

- A three-hour Introduction to Microsoft Project Workshop (Tuesday, Sept. 17)
- Esri-sponsored events, workshops and labs including:
          + ArcGIS Online Workshop (Sunday, Sept. 15)
          + First-ever Storytelling with Maps Competition (Monday, Sept. 16)
          + Esri's 3D Mapping Lab and LiDAR Lab (Wednesday, Sept. 18)

Complete program and registration details are available online: www.urisa.org/education-events/gis-pro-annual-conference/.