NSGIC 2013 Annual Conference


October 27 - 31, 2013


The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center





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in Kansas City at the NSGIC 2013 Annual Conference, the best opportunity to meet and work with the State GIOs and learn what is happening in the geospatial community in each state. At NSGIC 2013, you'll find lively educational sessions with take-home knowledge and unparalleled networking opportunities with your business peers. Build relationships, grow your business and interact with industry leaders over five days of action-packed learning.



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NOTE: Early Registration Date Extended to Friday, October 25th!



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Attendance Roster as of October 25, 2013



The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center


The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is offering a special rate of $149, per room, per night, for the NSGIC 2013 Annual Conference for Saturday, October 26 thru Thursday, October 31st. In addition, the hotel will be offering the prevailing Government per diem rate to all attendees providing valid Government Identification. To make your reservation, call the hotel at 1-816-474-4400 or 1-888-627-8538, please reference NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council) when making your reservation (for both the group rate AND government per diem). Be sure to make your reservation before October 23, 2013 in order to receive the NSGIC discounted rate.



The cut-off date for the NSGIC group rate at the Westin has passed. Guestrooms are now subject to availability. Please contact NSGIC headquarters if you have any trouble reserving at the Westin.



Why should I book at the conference hotel?
The hotel rates that NSGIC staff have negotiated include many benefits for you and as well as for NSGIC. Based on the number of rooms in the block of rooms, the hotel provides complimentary meeting room space, event space, discounted or complimentary internet access, reduced staff accommodations, and reduced food and beverage and audio visual charges—savings that are passed on to attendees through NSGIC registration rates. If the Annual Conference is unable to meet its room-block commitment because attendees are making reservations at other hotels, the hotel charges NSGIC an attrition fee to make up the hotel’s lost revenue. If this became a trend, NSGIC would be forced to increase the registration fee and cut services or worse – cancel the conference all together. Please do your part to keep this from having and reserve your guestroom at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center today!



Complimentary Internet service will be available to attendees in guestrooms and within the NSGIC meeting space.



GETTING THERE:


Over forty cities throughout the United States offer non-stop flights into Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is located approximately 20 miles from the airport. There are several options for ground transportation to and from the airport and hotel. Metro Bus Service operates to and from MCI every day of the week, $1.50 one way. Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each bag claim area, or you can call 816-243-2345. Rates are typically $2.50 plus $2.10 per mile. SuperShuttle is also available for shared ride van service at $18 per person, one way.

Overnight parking is available at the hotel. ($21/night valet or $16/night self-park).



WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?


Attire during the meeting is business casual. The average daytime temperature in Kansas City, Missouri during October is in the mid-70s°F, while the nighttime can cool down to the mid-40sºF.



REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY:


Registration cancellations must be received in writing by September 27, 2013 to qualify for a full refund. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations received in writing between September 27 and October 18, 2013. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after October 18, 2013.