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GITA Update!!! - September 2018

Posted By Mark E. Limbruner, Sunday, September 16, 2018

Greetings members & supporters of GITA:

It’s been a summer of changes here at GITA, I wanted to apprise you of significant updates and on goings of the association.

New Manager hired for GITA:

After 6 years of dedicated service SharedGeo of St. Paul, Minnesota has retired as our association manager. Our new manager is Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions of Aurora Colorado. GITA and Civica are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship. We wish to welcome our new administrator Don Knox and his staff to the GITA family!

Our new mailing address:

Geospatial Information & Technology Association
PO Box 3406
Englewood, CO 80155

Our new office location:

Geospatial Information & Technology Association
2851 South Parker Road, Suite 1210
Aurora, CO 80014

Our phone remains the same:

844-GIS-GITA 844-447-4482

New Pipeline Focused Geospatial Conference:

Gulf Energy Information & GITA have teamed up to bring a new pipeline focused geospatial event to Houston. Registration is now open and tickets and hotel reservations are available at: www.pipelinetechnologyforum.com This event will be held in downtown Houston October 16-17. This event will include the 27th annual GITA GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference. Do not miss this event!

Call for Papers for the GITA Tampa Event Extended:

Are you involved in utility or emergency response management GIS? Consider submitting an abstract for the GITA Tampa Event to be held March 25-26 2019. Learn more about this exciting event here: GITA 2019 Tampa Event The call for papers has been extended to October 9, 2018.

GITA Chapters help to sponsor Go-Geomatics Back to School Socials across Canada:

GITA’s Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic Chapters are helping to sponsor these important outreach events including socials in: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Toronto & Vancouver. Learn more about these events at Back to School Socials. I’m looking forward to visiting with the Toronto GIS community at their meet-up on October 20th. Drop in and say hello, you can register for any events here: GoGeomatics Meetups

Questions / Comments?

Thank you for your ongoing support of GITA. If you have any questions or comments, I’d be glad to hear back from you. Contact me at [email protected] or my direct dial number 724-743-6705.

Regards.
Mark

The Pipeline Technology Forum to replace Pipeline Week!

Posted By Mark E. Limbruner, Thursday, June 14, 2018

Greetings to our members and supporters! I am pleased to announce the following:

 The Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) and Gulf Energy Information (Gulf) and its market-leading pipeline media, Pipeline & Gas Journal, have announced an agreement between the two organizations to produce the Pipeline Technology Forum™, including the 27th GITA Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference.

The Pipeline Technology Forum™ will take place October 16 and 17, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Houston. Over 100 exhibitors and over 500 attendees are expected at the 2018 event. The two-day event will include general sessions and two-tracks of technical presentations on the use of geospatial technologies, pipeline software, and other applied technologies for the pipeline industry. GITA will also hold its board and association meetings during the event.

The Pipeline Technology Forum™ will take the place of Pipeline Week™, the name of the former GITA annual event, according to Mark Limbruner, President of GITA.

The GITA board and I are extremely happy to have engaged with Gulf Energy Information to produce our 27th annual pipeline event. Our members and attendees should look forward to a refreshed and exciting conference, Gulf’s ability to co-brand our event with the leading trade journal in the market, Pipeline & Gas Journal, and its data for the pipeline industry, make Gulf an ideal partner for GITA and for a vibrant and growing industry segment. The combination will also significantly increase the educational value of our annual conference.

Please visit the Forum's website at: Pipeline Technology Forum

I am looking forward to seeing you in Houston this October!

Regards,
Mark

GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference!

Posted By Mark E. Limbruner, Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Show Will Go On!......

Join us in Houston this Autumn for the
27th Annual GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference

This past week, the association received some some surprising news, when we were advised that our conference producer for the past 5 years announced that they had decided to discontinue production of “Pipeline Week” and allowed their contract with GITA to expire.

This came as a shock to the GITA Board of Directors and administration as plans were well underway for our annual event.

2018 marks the 27th annual “GITA Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference”. Our conference has weathered; (pun intended) two hurricanes, and averted a permanent shutdown over 6 years ago.

The loss of a conference producer will not allow this year’s event to be cancelled. The GITA board is diligently working to secure another event producer and plans are continuing for a conference in Houston this autumn.

In the meantime, the Planning Committee is continuing their work of screening and selecting papers, laying out an agenda, recruiting keynote speakers.

I view this as a dynamic opportunity for GITA to refresh an event that has become a long standing appointment on so many of your and our colleagues’ calendars.

The pipeline industry is facing tremendous issues at all levels from gathering, midstream, transmission and distribution. The ideas and solutions discussed and proposed at our annual event are key to overcoming the industry’s regulatory, environmental, and political challenges. The board is determined not to allow this event fall by the wayside!

The board of directors thanks you for your patience regarding this slight delay in our plans. We shall communicate to the membership the revised schedule and venue for the event.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] and I will personally address your concerns.

Regards,
Mark