New Member Track at the WLIA Annual Conference

Posted By: Carmen Novak Annual Conference,

The New Member Track at the WLIA Annual Conference will include some amazing content for new members -- or anyone wishing to have a new member experience. The New Member Track will take place on Thursday, February 23rd during the morning educational sessions. Presentations include: GIS College Curriculum from a Student’s Perspective, Resume Workshop, and Getting Certified: Becoming a GISP.

1st session: GIS College Curriculum from a Student’s Perspective presentation is a 30 minute session for an intermediate audience. Presenter Eli Norlander, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will share experiences with a curriculum that is being taught at one of the nation's premier GIS institutions. This presentation will combine experiences from lecture and labs with some project examples.

2nd session: Resume Workshop!

3rd session: Getting Certified: Becoming a GISP is a 30 minute session for a beginner audience. Presenter Jami Dennis, Geospatial Consultant, Geodetic Analysis, LLC will provide an overview of the GIS Certification Institute and the process of becoming a certified GIS Professional (GISP). It will cover what it means to be a GISP, how to prepare for the exam, and how to complete the GISP portfolio.

Thursday afternoon will have time and space for interviews to take place. More information to follow in the final program! Overall, the New Member Track and overall experience is set to be a great time. Please join us at the 2023 WLIA Annual Conference at the Kalahari Resort in February 2023. We can't wait to see you!