Location, Enterprise Addressing & Public Safety Conference Set for February


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URISA has a long history of delivering resources and educational content focused on addressing, GIS, and emergency response. Through this work, our members also often support education, standards, and best-practices activities of NENA: The 9-1-1 Association (NENA) and collaborate with states through the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC). Together, URISA, NENA, and NSGIC are pleased to announce a third annual Location, Enterprise Addressing, and Public Safety (LEAP) Conference taking place virtually February 27-29, 2024. To celebrate our collaborative efforts, members of all three associations are eligible for discounted registration rates.

Take some time to review the complete program here (https://urisaleap2024.sched.com/) including these featured sessions:

Tuesday, February 27: Moving Public Safety Forward

The quick pace of innovation and change in public safety technology simultaneously thrills and raises anxiety. This session explores changes on the horizon, the differences that they mean, and fears they may raise .

Wednesday, February 28: State Perspectives on Next Generation 9-1-1

State-level 9-1-1 and GIS groups provide programs and advice for localities in their states. Alabama, Idaho, and Minnesota join this panel session to discuss Next Generation 9-1-1 and GIS in their states including what is going well and what keeps them up at night.

Thursday, February 29: U.S. Federal Addressing Initiatives: FGDC, Census, DOT, USPS

Geospatial Data Act reporting requirements are changing the way federal agencies organize and share geospatial data. Census, Transportation, and USPS are the key agencies leading US federal initiatives on road centerlines, MAF/TIGER data, postal addressing, and the standards data requirements that govern them. This session will provide an overview and update on key federal address initiatives and standards.

Nearly 30 speakers are on the program and sessions will cover these important topics:

• Moving Public Safety Forward

• Expanding Location Data and Tools

• Local Government Addressing Case Studies

• NENA GIS Updates

• Where are we going and how do we get there?

• Transforming Addressing in Local Government

• Building & Operating Enterprise Address Databases

• Special Event Location Intelligence

• Cartography Basics

The complete conference agenda is posted here: https://urisaleap2024.sched.com/

In lieu of an exhibit hall, we are pleased to offer sponsorship packages to provide opportunities for software companies and consultants to demonstrate their support for this conference. Showcase Sessions and lightning talks will be provided by LEAP conference sponsors. Daily networking and discussion sessions are also on the agenda.

Registration is now open for this 3-day educational conference. The cost for URISA, NENA, and NSGIC members to attend is only $150; the nonmember registration fee is $250. Get a group of staff members - as many as you like - to view the proceedings together (perhaps in a conference room with snacks!) for the affordable member price of $275, nonmember price of $375.

Visit the LEAP conference website and make your plans to attend: https://urisa.org/page/LEAP_Conference

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