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    Register for the URISA ULA by December 31, 2011 to Receive the Reduced Rate PDF Print E-mail
    Written by URISA   
    15 December 2011

    Join us June 11-15, 2012 at the Hilton Savannah Desoto in Savannah, Georgia, for the sixth annual URISA Leadership Academy.

    Over 200 GIS Professionals have graduated from the URISA Leadership Academy. This is your chance to become a part of this elite group of graduates!

    Lock in the reduced registration rate and register by December 31, 2011! URISA International Members and GISPs can register now for only $1,000 ($1,200 for Nonmembers).

    On January 1, 2012, URISA Leadership Academy registration fees increase to $1,200 for URISA International Members and GISPs (1,400 for Nonmembers). Not yet a URISA International Member? Become a member today!

    Full Conference Registration includes:

    · Access to the entire Leadership Academy

    · Learning materials and resources

    · Access to noted industry professionals

    · Networking reception

    · Meals - continental breakfast and lunch - Monday through Friday

    To register for the 2012 ULA or for additional information, please visit www.urisa.org/ula.

    Conference Site and Hotel Information:

    Hilton Savannah Desoto

    15 East Liberty Street

    Savannah, GA 31401

    ULA attendees are offered an attractive rate of $129.00 single/double, which includes in-room Internet access, when you book through URISA's conference block. To make your reservations, visit http://www.urisa.org/ULA/Registration

    We look forward to seeing you in Savannah in 2012!

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    The URISA Salary Survey for GIS Professionals is now available! The 2011 salary survey includes detailed information on job titles, questions pertaining to the increase/decrease of department size, professional certification, specific skills and soft skills, and salary information. To purchase your copy of the salary survey, or for additional information, please visit http://www.urisa.org/2011SalarySurvey.

    The GIS Management Handbook is a comprehensive guide and reference to the field of GIS management. It provides practical information on the development, implementation, and operation of GIS programs and projects and is a valuable resource for seasoned and new GIS managers and aspiring managers. Visit http://www.urisa.org/gisbookorder to learn more about the book and author, Peter Croswell.

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