Friday, April 5, 2013

Two Years of Prep Paid Off!

This week the Kirkwood Hotel in Cedar Rapids hosted the biennial Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) Conference.  If you missed the three day conference you'll have to wait another two years for the next premier Iowa geospatial event.

The Tuesday morning and afternoon workshops were well attended, the evening dinner with keynote speaker David Dibiase was a great kickoff, the majority of the event's 150 attendees packed presentation rooms on Wednesday, and Thursday morning presentations and awards were a nice wind down of the conference.

In addition to professional development, the nearby Czech Village was a great afternoon and evening hangout.  The Czech and Slovak National Museum and Center hosted dinner, the local Czech bakery handed out samples of traditional Czech pastries, and other local shops highlighted Czech culture.

Two years from now we are all heading to Pella for the next conference.  Make a note on your calenders, the conferences are a great way to learn and catch up on geospatial activity!

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