MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference

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Networking Events

This years' Conference will be offering a number of FANTASTIC networking events just for YOU!

These will be wonderful opportunities to interact with colleagues, visit with exhibitors' and get to know your fellow conference attendees. We have heard your requests and are Excited to offer you some great NEW Networking Events and Opportunities this year! Don't miss out. 


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Florida Region Welcome Reception
Monday, October 29th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Jackson's Bistro - 601 South Harbour Island Blvd.
A short stroll over the Harbour Island Bridge and just outside the Conference Host Hotel.

The Florida Region would like to invite all conference attendees to a kick-off reception at Jackson’s Bistro on Harbor Island. Just a short walk from the Conference host hotel, Jackson’s Bistro is a perfect location to grab a quick bite before heading out to enjoy the Tampa nightlife. Join the Florida region for a great kick-off to the conference and stop by Jackson’s Bistro on Monday evening. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Admission to this event is open to all conference attendees. Jackson's Bistro is a short stroll just over the bridge from the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel.


Exhibitors’ Reception
Tuesday, October 30th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmRandom People Pictures-4822

Take this wonderful opportunity to visit with the national and international suppliers exhibiting at the MAPPS/ ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference. A Conference tradition, the Exhibitors’ Reception is a perfect time to mingle with fellow attendees and thank the Conference Exhibitors’, our hosts for the evening. The evening is sure to provide a relaxed environment with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages and a time to come together with old and new friends.

Admission to this event is included with most registrations. Please note, due to insurance regulations children under the age of 13 are not permitted in the exhibit hall at any time. Anyone over the age of 13 will require a registration to enter the exhibit hall. 


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MAPPS Geospatial Products & Services Excellence Awards Dessert Reception
Tuesday, October 30th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Florida Ballroom Salons IV-VI

All MAPPS members and invited guests are encouraged to attend this special reception during which the 2012 MAPPS Excellence Award recipients will be announced and honored. All entries will be on display.


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Refreshment Breaks
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 30th – Nov. 1st, Times Vary

Each day of the conference a morning and afternoon break will be served in the exhibit hall. This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from technical sessions to network, visit the amazing exhibitors and grab a cup of coffee or soda.

Everyone needs a refresher now and then, so take a moment and take a break in the exhibit hall at the MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference!

Admission to these events are included with most registrations. 


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By Invitation Only
Wednesday, October 31st

Location: Meeting Room 8, Third Floor of Hotel
Time: 7:00 am until 8:00 am

The MAPPS Breakfast will provide the membership with an opportunity to gather for networking and fellowship. It will also be a venue and forum for hearing a guest speaker on a topic relevant to the private geospatial community.  

This event is by invitation only.


Manual of Airborne Topographic Lidar Book Signing
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Location: Exhibit Hall, Grand Ballroom, ASPRS Booth #107
Times: 11:15 am until 12 noon & 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

The Manual of Airborne Topographic Lidar is the first comprehensive manual published on lidar technology.  Edited by Michael Renslow, an industry leader on the topic, the book pulls chapter material from lidar industry experts worldwide.  This premier manual will be available for the first time at the MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference at the ASPRS Bookstore in the exhibit hall.

Mr. Renslow will be in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, October 31st for a book signing and to personally discuss the manual. Stop by the ASPRS Bookstore in booth #107 for a personally autographed copy.

 


Exhibitors’ “Trick-or-Treat” Receptionhalloween pumpkin
Wednesday, October 31st

Location: Exhibit Hall, Grand Ballroom Salons F-J
Time: 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm

Celebrate Halloween with us! No tricks - just treats! The MAPPS/ ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference will be held over Halloween and what better way to enjoy yourself than with a Halloween themed Reception?

We encourage you to dress up in costume; come donned in your most frightening, cute, and original creations!

“Trick or Treat” your way through the exhibit hall. You will have time to visit with exhibitors, see new products, ask questions and pick-up goodies! Spooky themed hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Admission to this event is included with most registrations. Please note, due to insurance regulations children under the age of 13 are not permitted in the exhibit hall at any time. Anyone over the age of 13 will require a registration to enter the exhibit hall.  


bunBreakfast with Exhibitors
Thursday, November 1st

Location: Exhibit Hall, Grand Ballroom Salons F-J
Time: 7:00 am until 8:00 am

Take this last opportunity to network, meet with the exhibitors and tour the exhibit hall. This is a perfect time to wrap up business and grab a bite to eat before heading to the final day of the conference.

A light continental breakfast and coffee will be served.

Admission to this event is included with most registrations.


 

Exhibit Hall Passport Contest prize Drawing
Thursday, November 1st, 7:30 am

The NEW Exhibit Hall Passport Contest concludes with a prize drawing during the Breakfast with Exhibitors' on Thursday, November 1st. All attendees who participated in the contest and entered their completed game card will be eligible to win some GREAT prizes!

Don't Miss this Great Event!

Winners will be drawn at random and must be present at the prize drawing to win. To claim prizes, winners must show identification. Only one prize per participating attendee. Exhibit staff are asked not to submit game cards.

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