UCGIS Winter Meeting 2008
February 7 & 8, 2008
Doubletree Hotel Washington DC
1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington DC 20005
The central topic for UCGIS’ 2008
Winter Meeting is GIScience and Cyberinfrastructure: Making
Connections. This will be an exceptional opportunity to come
together with colleagues and to hear from federal agencies that
support advanced geospatial research. The meeting also provides a
forum for the UCGIS community to describe current GIS research
projects, focusing this year on cyberinfrastructure.
The UCGIS Board will meet on Wednesday evening, February 6 and on
Friday evening, February 8. Committees will meet from 12:30 until
2:30 on Friday, February 8, and the conference will conclude with
the meeting of the UCGIS Council from 3:00 until 5:00 on Friday.
Thursday, February 7, sessions on GIS and cyberinfrastructure will
begin at 8:30 in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill,
with an academic panel of faculty from UCGIS member institutions.
Afternoon sessions will include presentations by NASA’s Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, NSF, NOAA, the Open Source Center in the
Office of the National Director of Intelligence, NGA and others.
There will be time in the schedule for personal meetings with
members of Congress and staff.
On Friday we will meet in our conference hotel, the Hilton
Washington Doubletree, at 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, beginning at
9:00 and concluding at 5:00 in the afternoon. A more detailed
schedule will be posted and distributed to participants in early
Accommodations are limited for this meeting, so it is important for
delegates to (1) register
for the conference and (2) reserve a hotel
room as soon as possible. Special UCGIS rates at the Doubletree
Hotel are available through January 15, 2008.