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Presentation Opportunities

The Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (WAURISA) invites you to share your experience, expertise, and knowledge with colleagues and offer solutions for success by presenting at our 2019 annual conference.

Individuals chosen to present will gain recognition by their peers, raise awareness of critical issues and identify current trends in the industry. 

The Presentations Sub Committee is seeking presenters on a wide range of GIS topics and will select presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks to reflect an array of interests and levels of expertise. Selection will be based on the value of the proposed topic to the audience and the clarity of the abstract.

Presentation details:

  • Presentations—30 to 90 min long
  • Lightning Talks—no longer than 15 min
  • Panels—participant list must be formed prior to abstract submission 
  • Late submissions are welcome but priority will be given to those submitted by the deadline.

Presenter Benefits

  • 1 GISCI Contribution Point for a Conference Presentation in addition to points earned for attending the conference and being a member of one of the sponsoring organizations. (Verify with GISCI)
  • Presentations may also qualify for PDH's needed for ASPRS certification or professional licenses,  (For information on what to retain as proof contact workshops@waurisa.org)
  • Individual speaker presentations receive a 40% discount (Max of 1 discount) and Multi speaker presentations receive a 20% discount per speaker (Max of 3 speakers can receive the discount) off of registration fees. Lightning talks receive a 20% discount (Max of 1 discount).

Abstract submission requirements:

  • Presentation Title
  • Presenter Bio(s)
  • Presentation Description (to be published in the conference program 300 word limit)
  • Presenter Contact Information
  • Presentation Type (Presentation/Lightning/Panel)
  • upload presentation file (optional) up to 100mbs


For information on deadlines and other important dates check the Important Dates Page of this site

Questions? Please send all questions to presentations@waurisa.org



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