2020 Annual Conference

WLIA is excited to welcome you to the 33rd Annual Conference at the Marriott Madison West, in Middleton, Wisconsin, February 19-21, 2020.

This year promises to continue to showcase the latest achievements by hard-working individuals such as yourself. The geospatial industry is continuously growing and changing. New technology is being invented while older technology is being re-invented, and it is the goal of this conference to gather like-minded people to learn and adapt to the changing geospatial environment. It is people like you, who attend these conferences and adapt to the continuously changing field, that are responsible for Wisconsin’s success in the field of geospatial technologies. This year’s conference will include educational and technical workshops, the ESRI Hands on Learning Lab, a Silent Auction, the Annual Map Contest, special interest group meetings, a town hall forum, as well as plenty of opportunities to make new connections and network with peers and exhibitors.

We are thrilled to welcome these keynote speakers:

Roger Kain

Roger Kain

Roger Kain is a Fellow of the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences and its Vice-President (Research and Higher Education Policy).  He is Professor of Humanities in the School of Advanced Study, University of London and previously its Dean and Chief Executive, 2010-17.  Roger is a Fellow of UCL and an Honorary Professor at University of Exeter (where he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 2002-10) and at University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is editor of Volume Five of The History of Cartography: Cartography in the Nineteenth Century,  funded by the US National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.

James Whitehorne

James Whitehorne

James Whitehorne is the Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office where he manages the Redistricting Data Program and the Section 203 language determinations required by the Voting Rights Act.  He began his career at the US Census Bureau as a geographer in the Geography Division working and eventually leading the effort on the geographic support to the redistricting data program as well as the statistical areas program, which includes census tracts and block groups.  Before joining the Bureau in 2006, James worked on contract for 5 years at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, as a Geographic Information System specialist. James holds both a B.S. and a B.A. in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University.

Additional Keynote Speaker Announcements for 2020 are pending.

We hope to see you at the 33rd Annual Conference!

Student Rates:
Full Conference – $50
Thursday Only – $45
Friday Only – $40
Workshops – $150 Full Day or $75 Half Day

Member Rates:
Full Conference – $250
Thursday Only – $225
Friday Only – $175
Workshops – $150 Full Day or $75 Half Day

Non-Member Rates:
Full Conference – $400
Thursday Only – $345
Friday Only – $250
Workshops – $180 Full Day or $90 Half Day