Annual Conference

30th Annual Conference – February 22-24, 2017

Chula Vista Resort – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Please join us to celebrate 30 years of WLIA at our Annual Conference in Wisconsin Dells!
The theme this year is Generation Geospatial: From Mylar to My Phone.

The geospatial industry has evolved and expanded over the last few decades as technology and the internet have rapidly become ubiquitous in business workflows and everyday life. Maps that were once created using mylar sheets are now completed with a few finger taps on a mobile device! WLIA has matched this progression as Wisconsin’s Land Information Systems embraced new technologies, data, and members from different backgrounds.

Although we come from diverse disciplines, professional experiences, and generations, we unite in our interest in land records modernization, LIS, GIS, and related technologies. We are all members of Generation Geospatial!

This conference will provide you with compelling speakers, educational sessions, and technical workshops and many opportunities to network with your geospatial peers.

We are excited to announce the following Keynote Speakers:



John Gurda
Author, Milwaukee Historian
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Title – Mapping the Invisible: The Milwaukee Neighborhood Project





Erica Raleigh
Executive Director of Data Driven Detroit, L3C
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Title – Community Change: Engaging Through Data



Heather Milton
Senior GIS Specialist, URS St Louis MO, GISCorps Member & Volunteer since 2004
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Brian L. Landers
Mayor, City of Wisconsin Dells
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Title – Welcome to Wisconsin Dells


Additional speakers to be announced soon!

The conference program will also include our popular annual Map and Poster Contest, Exhibit Hall, Silent Auction to support the WLIA Foundation, Inc., Social Night, GeoLounge, Special Interest Group meetings, and annual WLIA Town Hall Forum.