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GIS-Pro 2017: THE Conference for GIS Professionals
October 23-26,  2017
Jacksonville, Florida
URISA and its local chapters are pleased to present GIS-Pro 2017 in JAX!  Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. 

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Wednesday, October 25 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Roundtable Discussion between Young Professionals and Veteran GIS’ers

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A gap exists between university programs and the professional world – one which could be bridged through spreading of knowledge that might allow students and young professionals to customize their educational programs and internship experiences. This round-table discussion is a chance to bring veteran GIS'ers of the community and young GIS'ers just beginning their career together for an ever-evolving discussion around this topic.  At it's core, this discussion is meant for those at any stages in their career, but will focus on giving advice to students and young professionals. We hope this session will bring together veteran GIS’ers and young professionals to give everyone the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas. As a result, we will continue to contribute to the extensive list of questions and informational needs that will help students bridge the gap that occurs between university and career. All are invited to participate.

Kara Utter, MSES, GIS Analyst, Dynamic Vision Mapping Services, McCall, ID
Alyssa Randall, GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC
Rui Pires, GIS Planner, Spartanburg County, Spartanburg, SC 

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Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator

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Kara E. Utter, MSES, BS

GIS Specialist - Independent Consultant, Dynamic Visions GIS, LLC
GIS Consultant and owner of Dynamic Visions GIS. With over 10 years of experience in GIS, I have worked with local, state, and federal government entities, as well as the nonprofit and private sectors. I spent the last five years building and coordinating a County-level GIS program... Read More →
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Rui Pires

GIS Planner, Spartanburg County, SC
Rui Pires is a Senior GIS Planner for Spartanburg County Planning & Development Department . Rui is a Geographer specialized in GIS with 6 years of experience in public sector using GIS in planning and transportation projects. Mr. Pires is also a member of the Advisory Board of URISA... Read More →
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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst & Environmental Scientist, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa Randall is a GIS Analyst and Environmental Scientist at Planning Communities in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her work mostly includes climate action planning, community and environmental impact assessment and equity analysis. She has a background in coastal science and environmental... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
River Terrace 3, Third Level