The 2017 Washington State GIS Conference will be a four day event held May 15 - 18, 2017 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA.
Important Dates Conference Schedule Workshops Keynote Speaker Best Map, Poster, Script, & Online Mapping Application Contests WAURISA GIS Person of the Year – The Summit Award Hotel Accommodations Transportation Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition & Award
Schedule information will be posted here.
Registration details to be announced.
WAURISA invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop for the 2017 Washington GIS Conference. We are seeking instructors to give educational workshops on a wide range of GIS topics. All submissions are welcome and will be evaluated as a potential workshop focus. Proposals are due February 7, 2017. See the 2017 Call for Workshop flier (PDF) for more information on submitting a proposal for a workshop.
Key Note speaker to be announced.
Contest details to be announced.
The Summit Award is given to the Washington State GIS Person of the Year. It is given to a person who has contributed to the GIS Community in Washington State. This award is given out annually at the WAURISA Conference.
Selection criteria can be found on the "Awards" page under
GIS Person of the Year.
The 2017 Summit Award Nomination form will be posted shortly.
Past winners include:
Hotel details to be announced.
Getting to the Conference:
Please consider car pooling or taking public transit to the conference. Directions to the Tacoma Convention Center, click here.
The following transit lines have routes that take you to the Sounder Station/Amtrak Station in Tacoma. Once there, you can ride the free Tacoma Link light rail directly to the conference center at 10 minute intervals. Visit the following transit links for details.
Pierce Transit (PT)
Intercity Transit (IT)
Tacoma's Free Link Light Rail runs frequently throughout the downtown corridor with a stop located just outside the GTCTC on Commerce Street. More information: route map (PDF) and schedule.
Street parking is free in Tacoma, but you'll need to arrive well before 8 a.m. on weekdays to find a free all-day parking spot. Additionally, there are free parking spots for 1 and 2 hours near the center, but be aware that parking enforcement is quite efficient. The Greater Tacoma Trade and Convention Center offers on-site parking at the rate of $10 per day in the Lot A Garage.
The Greater Tacoma Trade and Convention Center offers on-site parking at the rate of $10 per day in the Lot A Garage. More information here.
Another option is to park for free at the Tacoma Dome Station and take the free Tacoma Link light rail to the convention center. Parking and route map here.
WAURISA announces the annual Richard "Dick" Thomas award. This award was established to honor Washington State GIS pioneer and mentor Richard
'Dick' Thomas, who passed away in 2006. The intent of this award is to honor Dick by continuing his work of encouraging students to excel in their studies
and to transition successfully into careers in the field of GIS.
Please see the Competition FAQs for more information on how to enter the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Competition.
Now accepting abstracts which can be submitted here - the deadline for entering is March 31, 2017.