2018 Midyear Meeting

Join NSGIC in Salt Lake City, Sunday, February 25 - Thursday, March 1!

Meeting

The NSGIC Midyear Meeting provides critical and timely networking opportunities with state and federal officials, industry leaders and other geospatial organizations. You’ll encounter new information and tools to help you do your job more effectively.

Join us in Salt Lake City to:

  • Connect, collaborate, and share with colleagues and thought leaders in the geospatial community
  • Take part in engaging sessions, workshops and the State Caucus (state/local only)
  • Discover the local culture and explore the city—shopping, sights, sounds and tastes of downtown SLC, nearby skiing and more

NSGIC’s 2018 Midyear Meeting will be held Sunday, February 25 to Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel.

About Salt Lake City

With its compact urban downtown area and convenient public transportation options and wide sidewalks, it's easy to get around and experience the many exciting attractions in Salt Lake City.

The downtown district offers a wide variety of things to do. For the sports fan, take in a Utah Jazz professional basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena or cheer on the Utah Grizzlies ice hockey team at The Maverik Center. Experience the beautiful sounds and inspiring performances at the Utah Symphony. The Natural History Museum of Utah highlights Utah's rich and varied history and offers interactive activities and awe-inspiring design. The Clark Planetarium, with free admission, allows you to  discover the wonderful world of science and space. Or spend an evening enjoying the nightlife at a variety of restaurants, bars and breweries. Explore the many things to do in Salt Lake City.

Skiing
In February and March, skiing and snowboarding adventures await with world-class ski resorts less than a 30-minute freeway drive away. Ski rental equipment rental and various transportation options all within 1-2 blocks, making it easy and pain-free to get to the mountain for a fun day of downhill rides.

A post-meeting ski excursion is being planned! If you are interested and would like more info, drop in here. (Be sure you are logged in so you can access the discussion forums.)

Registration

Your registration includes:

  • Access to the extensive educational program, workshops, caucuses and networking
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks as scheduled on program days
  • Sponsor reception and nightly hospitality suite

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED. 
For onsite registration requests, please contact Michelle Jones 
at michelle.jones@nsgic.org or 504-265-9720.

NOTE: You must have a NSGIC account in order to register. Learn more about establishing a limited access account, membership or sponsorship.

Registration Fees

REGISTRATION FEES
by Member Type

(Please refer to your NSGIC member profile for your member type.)

Early Bird Rate 12/8/17 - 1/31/18

Standard Rate 2/1/18- 2/15/18

On-Site Rate 2/16/18 and later

State Members (State Leader, State Council, State Government categories), Institutional Members, Federal Members/Partners

$565

$665

$765

Limited Access Account - Public Sector

$765

$865

$965

One Day Only - State Members, Institutional Members, Federal Members/Partners, Limited Access Account - Public Sector

$365

$365

$365

Business Member Sponsor – Conference Only

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

Business Member Sponsors – Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze

Total # Registrations included in Sponsorship:
 Platinum (6), Gold (4), Silver (2), Bronze (1)


All corporate attendees must be sponsors in order to attend NSGIC meetings. 

Sponsors
For more information about our current sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Jones at michelle.jones@nsgic.org or 504-265-9720.

Sponsors who would like to register additional colleagues beyond the number of registrations included in their sponsorship, should contact Michelle Jones at michelle.jones@nsgic.org or 504-265-9720.

About the Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City 
150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 (directions)
801-401-2000


Our headquarters hotel, the Sheraton Salt Lake City, is centrally located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City’s business and entertainment district and just four blocks from Temple Square and great downtown shopping. Enjoy recently renovated guestrooms, an onsite Starbucks and 5th Street Grill restaurant, as well as their new fitness center. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle transportation to/from Salt Lake City International Airport as well as to the surrounding area.

Hotel Reservations
NSGIC has secured a group block room for our attendees at the Sheraton. Our group room rates are available until Monday, February 5, 2018. After this date, current market room rates will apply based on rooms availability. 

Our group room rates are:

  • $123 Single/Double Occupancy
  • $133 Triple Occupancy
  • $143 Quadruple Occupancy
Plus State and Local Taxes (currently 12.6%)

For pre- and post- meeting date extensions of your stay, our group rates may be available for up to three days prior and three days after the Meeting dates - subject to availability at the time you make your reservation.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email containing the online booking link, Reservations phone number and the NSGIC group rate code. 

Thank you for booking your hotel room through the NSGIC block. This allows NSGIC to keep registration fees as low as possible and negotiate lower room rates to accommodate meeting participants.

Conference Grant Program - CLOSED

For NSGIC state representatives faced with funding challenges, NSGIC offers limited conference grants to fully or partially cover reasonable travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and/or meeting registration fees. For more information, please refer to the conference grant policy and travel policy.

Grant Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - CLOSED

General Information

Confirmation
Upon receipt of the submitted registration form and payment of your full registration fee, you will receive confirmation of your registration via email. The confirmation email is your receipt for the meeting. Please present your registration confirmation number to the meeting event desk onsite to receive your name badge and meeting materials.

Cancellation / Refund Policy
Cancellation of your registration must be received in writing. Refunds are available as follows:

  • By January 31, 2018 - full refund of registration fees paid
  • February 1 through 15, 2018 - refund of registration fees paid, less a $50 administrative fee.
  • February 16, 2018 and later - no refund

Onsite/Walk-Up Registration
Please note that attendees who do not pre-register for the meeting will be required to register and pay the registration fee in full prior to admittance into the meeting.

Attire
Business casual attire is appropriate for all events.

Travel
Air - Salt Lake City International Airport provides air service into Salt Lake City, and is located seven miles from the hotel in downtown.

Airport Shuttle - The Sheraton offers a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the airport which operates daily from 5 am to midnight, running every 30 minutes. Upon picking up your bags at the airport, please dial (801) 401-2000 to request a pickup and the operator will advise you of the exact pickup location.

Parking - If you are arriving by car, self-parking is available at the hotel and is complimentary.

Weather
Weather averages in late February are in the high 50’s daytime, and nighttime in the low 30’s.

Questions?
For all registration, housing, membership and sponsorship questions, please contact Michelle Jones, Manager, Membership & Meetings at michelle.jones@nsgic.org or 504-265-9720.