2021 GIS/Valuation Technology Conference to be Virtual

The likelihood that travel and social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue through the first quarter of 2021 is high. Further, the health and safety of our communities remains of utmost importance. In light of these circumstances, URISA and IAAO have made the decision to move forward with a virtual GIS/Valuation Conference in 2021. The 24th annual conference will take place in late March (specific dates forthcoming).

Please check the Conference web page - www.urisa.org/valtech - for updates.

The conference planning committee, led by 2021 Conference Chair, Alex Hepp (Cyclomedia) and Associate Conference Chair, Kevin Keene (City of Philadelphia) will begin by reaching out to those individuals who were planning to present at the 2020 event tin order to determine their willingness to do so during a virtual event (either the planned topic or a revised submission). We will solicit additional presentations from individuals to address some of the most important topics facing our professions during this time (i.e. equity, pandemic, economic).

Both URISA and IAAO have successfully hosted virtual conferences and training events during the past year and will build on our experiences and those of our participants and sponsors to create a valuable program. Stay tuned for additional information, specific dates, and opportunities to participate. 

Note that we are working closely with the Hilton Riverfront New Orleans to confirm new dates for an in-person 25th annual GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference in 2022, and plan to return to Louisville, the site of our 2020 conference which was cancelled, in 2023.