Tuesday, August 7, 2012
- Welcome & Keynote Address
- Breakout Sessions
- Conference Luncheon
- Ignite Session
- Networking Reception
Welcome & Keynote Address
9:00 - 10:00 AM
The conference begins with opening remarks and an important keynote address, this year being delivered by Timothy Trainor, Chief of the Geography Division at the United States Census Bureau.
Timothy Trainor is Chief of the Geography Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. As the Census Bureau’s chief geographer, he is responsible for directing all aspects of the division’s work related to development and implementation of geographic and cartographic activities necessary to support the Census Bureau’s data collection, processing, tabulation, and dissemination programs for the United States and its territories.
He is a member of the Association of American Geographers, Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS), the National States Geographic Information Council, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Senior Executive Association. Mr. Trainor currently is a Vice President of the International Cartographic Association and chairs the Census Cartography Working Group.
Break with Exhibitors
The Exhibitors will welcome attendees at 10 AM and will be available for questions and demonstrations until 5:30 PM today.
10:30 AM – Noon
Breakout sessions are typically two or more individual presentations or panel discussions scheduled concurrently. Conference attendees may choose which session to attend based on their own personal interests. There is no need to pre-register for individual breakout sessions.
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Attendees will discuss hot topics (or simply network) during lunch today, hosted by the conference.
Visit with exhibitors while enjoying a dessert break until 1:30 PM.
1:30 – 3:00 PM
3:15 – 4:30 PM
You’ve probably heard about Ignite presentations (or Lightning Talks). Ignite presentations are typically limited to 5 to 7 minutes (20 slides auto-advanced at 15–20 seconds each). Debuting at last year's conference, and very well-received... we had to do it again! Short but sweet, and usually quite entertaining! A perfect opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics, quickly and informally. If interested in participating as an Ignite presenter, contact Pat Francis with your proposed topic and brief description.
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Enjoy some refreshments while visiting with our conference sponsors and planning your night on the town in Memphis!