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Networking Event [clear filter]
Sunday, October 18


Networking Event – Geocaching

Geocache Poker Stroll           
Sunday, October 18 —7:00 PM

On Sunday evening, meet old friends and make new ones as the conference presents the annual Geocache Poker Stroll. Clues and GPS coordinates to notable establishments will be provided to you as you wander downtown Spokane in teams. At each destination, beverages will be available for purchase if you so desire. The rules are simple:

  1. Meet Sunday evening (7 PM at registration) to divide into 5 teams and receive instructions on loading destination points.
  2. Begin by following the coordinates and the clues to reach your first destination.
  3. Once there, enjoy a beverage of your choice, if you wish, and collect your team’s envelope containing the first of five playing cards that will make up your winning hand in Poker. Do Not Open the Envelope.
  4. Receive your next clue and coordinates.
  5. Continue to the next destination until all five playing card envelopes are collected.
  6. Return to starting location.
  7. When all teams have completed their mission, each team’s envelopes will be opened to reveal the winning hand!

Sunday October 18, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, October 19


Speed Networking Event - Maptionary

No matter if you’ve been to the conference every year or if this is your first time…come to this informal gathering to meet fellow attendees and have some fun! Think “pictionary,” but for maps! Teams will be formed to recreate a map. The team with the best recreated map (according to the audience) will win a prize!

Monday October 19, 2015 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Birch Ballroom
Tuesday, October 20


Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Poster Session
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Poster Session
Visit with the conference exhibitors during this informal reception (with light snacks and a cash bar) and spend time discussing projects with the poster presenters.

  • Remote Sensing Burn Severity in Bark Beetle Affected Forests
    Ryan McCarley, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • Using GIS to Automate Temporal Geomorphic Analysis on the Susitna River, Alaska
    Aaron Kopp, PE and Bill Fullerton, PE, Tetra Tech, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • A Geodesigned Spatial Decision Support system for Water Quality Planning
    Melinda Shimizu, Ph.D., Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
  • A Merger: Bathymetry and Photogrammetry
    Scott Wilson, CP, GeoTerra, Boise, ID
  • Remotely Sensed Crops Connected to Best Management Practices and Water Quality
    Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
  • Mapping Anadromous Fish Species in Oregon's Tualatin River Watershed
    Benjamin Protzman, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR

Tuesday October 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom


Young Professionals Meetup
Meet up with other young professionals and members of the URISA Vanguard Cabinet while checking out the exhibit hall and posters of fellow colleagues! We will head over to the Esri Geo DevMeetUp after where we can form a team or teams for the event and/or mingle with other attendees! Check back for more information!

Tuesday October 20, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall


Northern Rockies URISA Chapter Social Gathering
Social event at Luigi's on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for Northern Rockies Chapter members.


245 West Main, Spokane WA 99201

Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Luigi's 245 West Main, Spokane WA 99201


Washington State WA-URISA Chapter Social Gathering

Event at Post Street Ale House on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for WA-URISA Chapter members.



Post Street Ale House

1 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201

Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Post Street Ale House 1 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201


Esri Geo DevMeetUp
Venue: Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N Stevens ST 
Be sure to RSVP directly to Esri.  
At Esri's GeoDev Meetup:

6:30 – 7:15pm: Networking Social
7:15 – 7:30pm: News and Announcements
7:30 – 8:15pm: Lightning Talks
8:15 – 9:00pm: Raffle and Networking Social

Demonstrate your application/framework.
Present an interesting concept or idea.
Share your experiences.
Connect with other developers.

Developers and geo enthusiasts are invited to discuss geospatial technology and development, learn from each other, and socialize on us.

Venue: Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N Stevens ST 
Be sure to RSVP directly to Esri.  

Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Wednesday, October 21


Fun Run

Feeling energetic? Meet your fellow running enthusiasts at 6:00 AM in the hotel lobby for a leisurely 5K jog along the river. Then head to the Awards Breakfast to replace all of those calories you burned! (This unorganized run does not require a fee and is not covered by URISA's liability insurance.) 

It will still be dark at 6 AM, so if you have a head lamp or flashlight please bring it along with you.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 6:00am - 7:30am


GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Social Event
The conference social event is always a great time...informal and fun! Watch this space for updates and details.

Wednesday October 21, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Terrace