Fall Regional Meeting 2023

This fall, we're heading up nort'!

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
to Friday, October 20, 2023
* Registration open until 10/18/23 at 12:00 AM (CST)
* Registration open until 10/18/23 at 12:00 AM (CST)
Full Agenda

We are headed to the Point Hotel and Suites on Lake Minocqua for the Fall Regional in October. If you have any ideas or questions about the regional meeting, please contact Laurel Hodkiewicz


Wednesday, October 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM WLIC Meeting
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM WLIA Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Optional Networking Event
Northern Waters Distillery
Distillery Tour and Pizza from Minocqua Pizza Company
Thursday, October 19
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast / Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome Message
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Advancing Geospatial and Land Information Systems and Public Policy
Lea Shanley, Ph.D.
Director and CEO, International Computer Science Institute (and former WLIA member!) An Affiliated Institute of the University of California at Berkeley

Geospatial technologies and land information systems provide powerful tools for assessing, understanding, and addressing local, state, national, and global challenges, such as land management, agriculture, emergency services, community development, among many others. We have an incredible opportunity and perhaps a civic duty to use these technologies to help inform and improve public policy decision making. If we want policy makers to rely on the best data and information for their decisions, however, we must communicate and translate our work in a way that is easy for them to understand and act upon. Conversely, public policy can help to support and advance geospatial and land information systems, such as the Geospatial Act of 2018. This presentation will explore the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for working with policymakers.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Revolutionizing Local Governance: Harnessing the Power of GovTech
Ryan Smith, Schneider Geospatial
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Navigating up Nort' - [Don't] Lose Yourself in the Northwoods
Adam Grassl, GIS Administrator/LIO - Vilas County
Sara Chiamulera, Land Information Director - Oneida County
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
DOA and Committee Updates
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM WLIA & PRIA Local Joint Session

Scott Moore, Fidlar Technologies – PRIA Local, Staci Hoffman, Jefferson County Register of Deeds (ROD) – PRIA Local, Cheri Hipenbecker, Knight Barry General Counsel, Lea Shanley, Director, International Computer Science Institute,  Sharon Martin, Washington County Register of Deeds – PRIA Board member, Cheryl Berken, Brown County Register of Deeds

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM LION Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Social Night

Dinner on the water at The Thirsty Whale followed by a bonfire at The Pointe Hotel & Suites

Friday, October 20
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM



9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome Message
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

What's New with ArcGIS Apps?
Jay Riester, Seiler

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Where is room 101?: Indoor Mapping for Public Safety
Jeff Ledbetter, DATAMARK
Todd Komanetsky, RapidDeploy

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 11:45 AM

NextGen 911
Zach Hassler, Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

* Registration open until 10/18/23 at 12:00 AM (CST)
* Registration open until 10/18/23 at 12:00 AM (CST)
Full Agenda

Booking Information:

Room Rate: $90 for single room, other rates apply for shareable condos at The Pointe.

NEW - Our room block at The Pointe is full except for shareable condos but The Waters of Minocqua has opened its doors to us with the $90 state rate as well, just a half mile down the road.  Call 715-358-4000 and press 0 and mention the WLIA Room Block for Oct 18-20. 

If you would still like to try a room at The Pointe, call 888-356-4431 and reference the WLIA room block.


For More Information:

Laurel Hodkiewicz

Laurel Hodkiewicz

Manager, Siting & Land Rights, Xcel Energy

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