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UCGIS 2010 SUMMER ASSEMBLY

Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T): Transformation, Education and Futures

UCGIS is pleased to announce the upcoming 2010 Summer Assembly June 15-16 being held at the Hilton HeadCrowne Plaza Resort. The Summer Assembly program represents a unique convergence of the UCGIS missions in furthering other education and research in GIScience. The theme of this year's meeting is: Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T): Transformation, Education and Futures

The program includes two outstanding plenary session: Tim Stallman of UNC Chapel Hill's Counter Cartographies Collective will speak on the dynamic forces shaping modern research universities, and Dawn Wright and Francis Harvey will address issues of Ethics Education for Future Geospatial Professionals. In addition, we have programmed cutting edge research presentations by student and junior faculty researchers form UCGIS member institutions, and a series of outcome oriented workshops.

The workshops are one of the highlights of the upcoming meeting. UCGIS has arranged for a number of highly interactive, outcome-oriented workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their own curriculum and course materials, contribute to and valuate important upcoming issues in GIScience, and address the relevance of core geographic principles to teaching and learning of GIS&T.

Anyone interested in current and future trends in GIS&T and GIS&T education should attend this meeting. The workshops should make this meeting a productive and valuable experience for everyone from university and community college faculty members to K-12 teachers. In addition, the emphasis of this meet should make it particularly relevant to hose who hire people into geospatial workforce and who would like to participate in shaping the future of the discipline.

General information on the hotel can be found at http://www.cphiltonhead.com/photogallery.htm, however the special UCGIS room rates of $169 cannot be booked except at the UCGIS Summer Assembly link

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