The 2018 Annual Conference is just a few days away! Each conference has its own unique highlights and ones that carry on from year-to-year. Here are a few favorites!


Duels…with Pianos! – The Opening & Social Night

Enjoy connecting with GIS colleagues on the opening night of the conference while enjoying a feisty dueling piano performance. A pizza buffet and welcoming remarks will kick off the night in grand style.


Stay on Sched…The Conference Program is available in an app and online!

Use the online program to stay up-to-date with all the activities at this year’s WLIA meeting.

You can map your way through the conference using GRAEF’s conference map app too!


It’s for the Kids! – Silent Auction

WLIA members support future GIS stars by funding the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund through the conference silent auction. Come ready to bid on great items and donate some of your own. Contact Ann Barrett or Jim Landwehr to make auction donations.


Be a Show-Off!…and enter the Poster Contest!

Feast your eyes on dozens of maps made by you and fellow mappers. Winners in a plethora of new and old categories will be recognized for their great maps and work in GIS!

Register for the contest:


Excellent Keynote Speakers

WLIA will be welcoming some very distinguished speakers to the stage. There will be a special focus on the opioid crisis and the role that land information professionals are playing/can play in being part of the solution. Don’t miss these great presentations!


ESRI Hands-On Learning Labs

Sharpen your skills with two dozen lessons offered by ESRI in the Grand Libelle Parlor. ESRI staff will be available to help you along in these self-paced lessons.



In just three hours on Wednesday, you can pick up a new GIS skill! Information on census data, open source technologies, and more will be shared.

Learn more:


Breakout! – Into Educational Sessions

Dozens of presentations spread over Thursday and Friday allow you to see the diverse range of projects WLIA members have worked on in the past year.


Special Meetings

Meet with kindred spirits in Special Interest Group, New Member, LION, and other meetings throughout the conference.

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