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News: Association Updates

Association Update - September 13, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016  


Now Here's Something to Clap About!
 
GITA is a GoGeomatics "Back to School Socials" Gold Sponsor
Through a generous donation by the GITA Pacific Northwest Chapter, GITA is once again sponsoring a series of return to school social events for geomatics students and industry professionals in university cities across Canada. September 15-29. Details here.
 
More Acts of Generosity by the Pacific Northwest Chapter...
Two news worthy items: (1) the PNW chapter recently provided a substantial grant to the St. Albert's Sir George Simpson Junior High School SABLE high altitude balloon program, and (2) the PNW annual conference returns bigger and better than ever on April 24-25, 2017. Save the date, tell a friend!  Scholarship applications are already being accepted.  More details to follow. 

UMGEOCON and EnerGIS Award Scholarship Money!
Not to be out done by the money bags PNW chapter, the inaugural UMGEOCON Conference in La Crosse, WI distributed over $3,000 in scholarship money to each of the six Upper Midwest organizations involved in hosting this unique collaborative event. Similarly, the Mid-Atlantic chapter's EnerGIS Conference has been providing multiple $1,000 scholarships to deserving students since event inception in 2013.  
   
Revolutionizing the Utility Inspection Field
 President Mark Limbruner was recently featured in Australia's  Utility magazine as a follow-up to his talk at the most recent GITA Australia & New Zealand annual conference. If you would like to be a big shot like him and contribute to GITA or partner publications, please send a note to communications@gita.org

TIMES ARE STILL TOUGH IN THE OIL PATCH!
Exactly the reason you need to attend Pipeline WeekSeptember 20-22, The Woodlands, Texas. Network with the best and brightest, see the newest technologies, and hear the latest lessons learned. All things which will help you improve operational effectiveness and efficiency so you can ride out the remainder of this industry downturn. $150 off registration for GITA members. Fantastic networking opportunity - Register NOW!
 
GITA Learning Center Grows to 320 Presentations
Videos, PPTs and PDFs from the recent EnerGIS and UMGEOCON conferences have been uploaded and are now available for viewing in GITA's Learning Center.  In total, the Learning Center now hosts over 320 presentations and can be searched by specific topic - across all formats - by using the center's unique search engine.  Also, check out our recently upgraded YouTube channel.  Cool!
 
GITA Board of Directors to Meet at Pipeline Week
Members of GITA's Board of Director's will be meeting next Monday, September 19th in The Woodlands, Texas to review this past year's operations and plan for 2017.  If you have comments or concerns for the BOD, please send to: president@gita.org.
 
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