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Monday, October 19 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
GISPro & NWGIS 2015 IGNITE- AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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What is an Ignite Event? Ignite is a presentation style limited to 5 minutes (20 slides auto-advanced at 15 seconds each). Presenters do not have control of the advancement of slides and must tune their presentation to that timing. 

Following is a preliminary list of 'lightning talks'. We'd like more! If you are interested in presenting in this educational and entertaining evening session, please send an email to Pat Francis with a brief description.

  • Spiderwebs and the GIS Management Institute
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
  •  Contributing to Open Street Map Using Field Papers in Tanzania
    Emmor Nile, GISP, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR
  • Geospatial Crowd Sourcing Site Evaluation for Non Profit Public Outreach
    Nicholas LaRue, HDR Engineering, Portland, OR
  • Modeling Erosion Potential Along Trails Using LiDAR
    Holly Eagleston, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Geography as an Educational Foundation
    Cy Smith, GISP, Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Salem, OR
  • Mobile Voter Line Wait:  A Story of Citizen Engagement, Partnerships and Panic! 
    Kevin Brown, GISi, Birmingham, AL
  • GIS Training: Taking our classroom into the community
    Marilyn Nielson and Dave Stasney, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
  • Mapping Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands
    Chris Dubia, MapWorks Learning, Falls Church, VA
  • Mapping Nahiku History
    Dawn Dionne, TerraMapping LLC, Hayden, ID
  • Participating in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
    Seth Sarakaitis, Esri, Redlands, CA
  • Young Professionals Making an Impact in URISA
    Kari Chael, CDMSmith, Chicago, IL
  • GIS Pros Can Affect and are Affected by Public Policy Issues
    Bruce Joffe, GISP, GIS Consultants, Piedmont, CA

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... Read More →
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Keri Brennan, GISP

Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM – the integrated damage assessment model application which assists emergency management and assessment... Read More →
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Hilary Perkins, AICP, GISP

Comprehensive Planner, City of Maryland Heights
Hilary has over 20 years experience working with GIS in both the public and private sector.  She is currently the Comprehensive Planner for the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Her previous GIS and planning work in transportation, environmental, urban planning, and community development has provided a variety of leadership and management opportunities on a wide range of projects. She is keenly interested in the use of GIS by the public... Read More →

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Kevin Brown

State & Local Account Manager, GISi
Kevin Brown is a State and Local Account Manager for GISi, an Esri Platinum Partner. He is located San Francisco, California.
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Kari Chael

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith
I am on the Vanguard Cabinet, Mentoring Committee and GIS-Pro Conference Planning Committee. Come talk to me about joining the URISA VC Mentoring Program as a mentor or mentee!
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Dawn Dionne

Owner, TerraMapping LLC
As a life long resident of the Pacific NW, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the largest Trimble and ESRI dealers and their wide variety of customers and GIS needs. My formal education is in Civil Engineering. It served to parlay me into GPS Survey and Mapping applications where I am today. I primarily use Trimble and ESRI solutions. My presentation covers a two stage project using GPS/GIS/GPR to map and analyze a... Read More →
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Chris Dubia

Founder & Chief of Innovation, MapWorks Learning
Open Data, OER, Open Communities, Geo & Crowdlearning
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Holly Eagleston

PhD Candidate, Virginia Tech
Holly Eagleston is a PhD Candidate at Virginia Tech in the Geospatial and Environmental Analysis program. She has been researching environmental impacts to protected natural areas using GIS and LiDAR technology. Holly has worked for Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Society and non-profits doing recreation planning and natural resource management work.
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Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is the immediate past-president of the organization on the Board of Directors. URISA is a nonprofit... Read More →
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Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce provides GIS planning and implementation management services, organizational therapy and geospatial public policy assistance, over 36 years. Bruce is Chair of the California GIS Council's UAS Policy Work Group, member of the GIS Council's Geodetic Control Work Group, Past Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee, and past member and Secretary of the URISA Board of Directors.
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Nick LaRue

GIS Analyst II, HDR Engineering
Nick LaRue is a GIS Analyst with HDR Inc. providing desktop and field support to projects in transportation, power transmission and environmental disciplines. He’s had his nose in something geospatial for the last 13 years trapping and mapping invasive insects, working in production GIS environments, overseas garrison support, class room training and more. He’s also lends geospatial assistance and a strong back to depave.org. A non-profit... Read More →
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Marilyn Nielson

Faculty, Spokane Community College
As part of the Environmental Sciences Department at Spokane Community College, Marilyn teaches introductory and advanced courses in GIS to students in the Water Resources and Natural Resources programs. These courses focus on attaining proficiency in an applied setting and emphasize the field collection, processing, and display of spatial data. Prior to coming to SCC, Marilyn worked as Senior Project Ecologist with Golder Associates and... Read More →

Emmor Nile, GISP

Emmor has been the GIS Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) since 1995. He worked for five years as a Senior GIS Analyst for VESTRA Resources in Redding CA. Emmor was the Research Forester for the Western Samoa Division of Forestry for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. | Emmor has a B.S. Degree in Forest Management from Oregon State University, is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) in California, and a Certified... Read More →
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Seth Sarakaitis

Seth Sarakaitis joined Esri’s Redlands, California, headquarters as a project manager in Esri’s Professional Services division On the Utility Team in 2007. In 2010 Mr. Sarakaitis began working with on Esri’s Community Maps Program as a project manager, consultant and training instructor.  Now in the Software Development division of Esri, Mr. Sarakaitis leads a team of project managers, geospatial analysts and cartographers’ supporting... Read More →
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Cy Smith, GISP

Geospatial Information Officer, State of Oregon
Cy Smith, GISP is the State GIO for Oregon. He has been the President of URISA, President of NSGIC, and Chair of the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations.

David Stasney

Instructor, Spokane Community College

Monday October 19, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Birch Ballroom

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