ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference

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Social Events

Giving Back

"Operation Sock Drop"SD 1-1-color FINAL - A Sock Drive for the Homeless

Operation Sock Drop was a great success at the ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference. Congratulations to the St. Louis Region as the winning Region with 66 pairs of socks donated!

Below are the Region totals for donated socks. Thank you to everyone who participated in this great project!

Region Socks Donated
St. Louis  66
Northern California 53
Eastern: Great Lakes 30
Potomac 29
Rocky Mountain 28
Western Great Lakes 27
MidSouth 26
Central New York 25
Florida 17
New England 15
Central 12
Southwest US 9
North Atlantic 7
Alaska 6
Intermountain 5
Columbia River 3
Puget Sound 2


"Operation Sock Drop" is a service project ASPRS is holding at the 2013 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Socks and warm feet are one of our most basic needs, but not everyone is privileged to afford such a luxury. We have all see the beautiful video of the New York City Policeman providing a pair of shoes and socks for a homeless man:


Now you can help too!


Social Events

NEW!! Conference & Region Welcome Reception

Monday, March 25, 2013Auto Museum-4870
6:00 pm
Location TBD

NEW this year! The Potomac Region and the Conference social are combining to host an Opening Reception for all conference attendees! A perfect way to start your week of conference activities - food, drinks and networking. Make sure to plan for this fantastic evening with friends and colleagues.


Exhibitors' Reception

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Exhibit Hall

The Exhibitors' Reception is a highlight of the Conference activities and a great kick-off to a fantastic week.  Held the first evening of the Conference in the Exhibit Hall, this event is an opportunity to visit with friends, colleagues and browse the exhibit hall.  The reception includes light hors d'oeuvres and beverages.  One drink ticket per person and a cash bar will be offered.  This event is included with your Conference registration fee for most registrations.


24th Annual Awards Luncheon & 79th Installation of ASPRS Officers

Tuesday, March 26th,
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Join your colleagues at this year’s luncheon on Tuesday, March 26th, to honor current award recipients and participate in the installation of the 79th Slate of ASPRS Officers.

The award winners will be given special honor and the annual business meeting of the Society will include installation of the new ASPRS Officers. To conclude the year, Bobbi Lenczowski, retiring ASPRS President, will give a summation of the past year’s events.

Tickets for this Luncheon are required and are separate from the conference registration. Tickets may be purchased through the online conference registration form. Cost is $65 per person.

On site ticket purchases are limited to availability. Limited seating in the rear of the room is available at no cost for conference registrants wishing to attend the ceremonies only.Auto Museum-4873





2013 Memorial Address

Wednesday, March 27th
12 Noon to 1:15 pm
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

A special presentation will be given by Raymond Kreig honoring Donald Belcher as the 2013 Memorial Addressee. Belcher will be honored for his lifetime of accomplishments and service to the geospatial industry. Join us for this spectacular presentation followed by a luncheon.

Professor Donald Belcher had a career that spanned time at Purdue University and Cornell University. Don’s lifelong exploration of the practical engineering applications of aerial photography – a discipline that became known as aerial photographic interpretation and, more recently, remote sensing – placed him as the foremost pioneer in this field. Among his distinguished colleagues were Professors Ta Liang and Arthur J. McNair. Don Belcher distinguished himself as an educator, scholar, innovator, and consultant.

Presenter, Raymond A. Kreig is the President of RA Kreig & Associates of Anchorage, Alaska. Ray was closely associated with Don Belcher as a teaching assistant.


Closing Breakfast with Exhibitors' & Prize Drawing

Thursday, March 28, 2013
8:30 am to 9:00 am
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Exhibit Hall

The Closing Breakfast is held on the last day of the Conference. This continental breakfast buffet is one last opportunity to talk with exhibitors and old and new friends.  Taking place in the Exhibit Hall, the Closing Breakfast is a wonderful opportunity to make those final contacts and leisurely view the exhibit hall one last time.  This event is open to all conference attendees.


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