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2017 By The Numbers

Lightning Talks

Highlights from the AGIC 2017 Education & Training Symposium

Thank you to all our attendees, presenters, workshop instructors, and sponsors! Another great conference is behind us and it could not have been a success without all of you! Check out the highlights below. You can view available presentations here

  • The 2017 Education & Training Symposium was held September 20-22, 2017 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.
  • The Keynote Speaker was Bern Szukalski, Chief Technology Advocate and Product Strategist at Esri
    • Rethinking GIS: Making decisions based on geography is inherent to human thinking, whether we are going to the store or on vacation, or whether we’re planning for growth in our communities and striving for resilience and sustainability. We use GIS to harvest understanding out of geography so that we can make better plans and decisions about the way we live, and how we act, anticipate, and respond to events. GIS is a technical platform, and we’re all practitioners, using GIS to manage, engage, and gain insight – increasingly in real-time. But as GIS has evolved to become more capable and integrated, it’s also grown in its ability to drive collaboration with peers and engage public participation. These evolving Web GIS capabilities present opportunities to rethink what we do, and redefine our roles and methods as GIS practitioners.
  • Thursday Lunch Keynote Speaker was Sarah Nilsson
  • AGIC Chairperson's Volunteer of the Year Award Winners: Howard Ward and Bo Guo 
  • Maps & Apps Challenge Winners:
    • Maps (Posters)
      • People's Choice for Best Overall Poster: Andrew Fisher, Yavapai County GIS
      • Best Analytical Poster: Seth Lewis, Stephanie Deitrick, Ayan Mitra, City of Tempe and ASU GIS Services
      • Best Cartographic Design:  Andrew Fisher, Yavapai County GIS
    • Apps
      • People’s Choice for Best Overall Application: Julian Sodari, "Murals of Phoenix"
      • Most Innovative Use of Technology: Eric Shreve, AZ DEMA, "Wildfires Situation Application for the State of Arizona"