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 Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque

NSGIC’s 2020 Midyear Meeting will be held Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Hotel Albuquerque, in Albuquerque, NM.

 

REGISTRATION

REGISTER ONLINE 

Your registration includes:

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

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

REGISTRATION FEES by Member Type

Early Bird Rate
11/11/19 - 02/03/20

Standard Rate
02/03/20 - 03/02/20

On-Site Rate
03/02/20 and later

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

$625

$735

$845

Limited Access Account - Public Sector

$845

$1060

$1170

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

$400

$400

$400

Business Member Sponsors – Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze

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


For registration questions, please contact Bridget Nolan at [email protected]
All corporate attendees must be sponsors in order to attend NSGIC meetings. 

Sponsors
For more information about our current sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bridget Nolan at [email protected].

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The first call for abstracts is November 11, 2019. All submissions are due on January 13, 2020. To submit an abstract for consideration, please CLICK HERE for more information.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

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.

APPLY  HERE

Grant Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 18, 2019


HOTEL & GENERAL INFO

Conference Location
Hotel Albuquerque offers New Mexican hospitality in with Albuquerque sophistication. Adorned with a historic touch of contemporary furnishings inside its territorial-style exterior, the hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience. The hotel offers restaurants, bars and social venues on the property to satisfy the hungry, the high-class, and the ultra-chic. As a landmark to the city, the hotel sits quaintly in the historic Old Town area, where guests can conveniently walk to several attractions, parks, museums, and shops.


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Government Per Diem - Group Rate:
Single $93 + Tax
Double $118 + Tax

Tax currently is 13.875% (subject to change). The per diem rate is available until Feb 7, 2020. Reservation requests made after this date will be accepted on a space and rate availability. Individual reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at 505-843-6300 or 1-800-237-2133 or 1-866-505-STAY (7829). Individual wishing to receive the Group Rate must identify themselves as members of the NSGIC Group when making the reservation.

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

  • By February 3, 2020 - full refund of registration fees paid
  • By February 17, 2020 - refund of registration fees paid, less a $50 administrative fee.
  • February 18, 2020, 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.

 


ABOUT ALBUQUERQUE

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Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico and has a number of great attractions with pleasant scenery, colorful history, and a spectacular hot-air balloon fiesta in the fall. Albuquerque is a casual town — expect shorts, a T-shirt, and sandals to be entirely acceptable almost everywhere. The venue, Hotel Albuquerque, is located in the Old Town area of the city. A nice sightseeing area, Old Town is where the city was founded in 1706 and is a place where centuries of history and modern life merge; 18th century architecture with narrow brick paths is blended with adobe architecture, and there lots of little nooks and crannies, small restaurants, and specialty shops. Old Town has a central plaza with a gazebo which is bordered on the north by the San Felipe de Neri church, the oldest building in Albuquerque.

  

THINGS TO DO

 Hotel Albuquerque is located in the Old Town area of the city. Located east of Rio Grande Boulevard in between Central Ave. and Mountain Rd, just west of downtown. A nice sightseeing area, Old Town is where the city was founded in 1706 and is a place where centuries of history and modern life merge; 18th century architecture with narrow brick paths is blended with adobe architecture, and there lots of little nooks and crannies, small restaurants, and specialty shops. Old Town has a central plaza with a gazebo which is bordered on the north by the San Felipe de Neri church.

There are several museums located within easy walking distance of the Old Town plaza. Most of them are on Mountain Rd., just a few blocks northeast of the Plaza.


Where to eat:
New Mexican cuisine is unique. Be ready for the question "Red or green?" which refers to the chile based sauce included in or used to smother various menu items. Many meals will include sopapillas, the characteristic New Mexican fry bread, as a side. The characteristic desserts are flan, a type of custard, or Natillas, closer in texture to pudding. For vegetarians, a cheese enchilada or chile relleno is usually a safe option; however, beans may contain meat or lard (in traditional refried beans) and rice may be made with chicken broth, so it is best to ask. Vegan options are rare.

Locals usually prefer to dine at one of the local eating establishments below:

 

Mexican food favorites:

 

  • Acapulco- Serves excellent New Mexican cuisine from a stand
  • Church Street Cafe- (in Old Town behind the church)-A cozy little restaurant with good New Mexican food tucked away down a side alley of Old Town.
  • Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant- Home-cooked authentic New Mexican cuisine since 1977

Non-Mexican favorites:

  • Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria- Only true Neapolitan Pizza in New Mexico!
  • Grandma's K and I diner- Enjoy some authentic Albuquerque cuisine, restaurant is best known for serving a fry covered, football sized burrito called the Travis. They can be ordered in eighths, quarters, halves or whole. The breakfast skillet meals are wonderful.
  • County Line BBQ- Spectacular views of the city from the picture windows in the main dining area. For weekend dining, be prepared to wait a bit. Good Texas-style BBQ, relaxed atmosphere and large portions for your dollar.

 Bars:

  • Copper Lounge- Dive bar with extremely friendly patrons. Best beer special in town -- $2.50 drafts on Wednesday nights.
  • Two Fools Tavern- Irish beers and music abound. $3.75 bottled beer, $5-16 wines, scotches, whiskeys. Good beer and wine. 
  • One Up- Fine dining lounge in Downtown Albuquerque. Business casual or urban contemporary dress.

 

Travel
Hotel Albuquerque does not offer an airport shuttle. Ride based apps and taxis will be the best option for getting to the hotel.

By Car
Two interstate highways pass through: I-40 goes east-west and I-25 goes north-south. Where they meet is a large intersection called "The Big I". Albuquerque's Central Ave. is part of old Route 66. A minor note of caution: I-25 south of the city is a "safety corridor" in which state law mandates higher fines for traffic violations. Enforcement is spotty, but take the speed limits seriously anyway. Also, be prepared for frequent road construction. The city government web site gives information on major construction projects, but there are always minor ones going on. The two interstates and the river crossings usually have the worst congestion. Keep in mind that driving while talking on your cell phone is illegal in Albuquerque unless you use a hands-free system. Additionally, Hotel Albuquerque offers complimentary parking throughout your stay.

By Plane

Albuquerque's airport, the Albuquerque International Sunport is the major air hub for all of New Mexico. Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United serve the Sunport with limited service to their respective major hubs, but it's Southwest Airlines that operates most traffic into ABQ, with direct service to most western cities as well as some of Southwest's hubs in the Midwest and eastern United States. There is also commuter service to destinations within New Mexico provided by Great Lakes and New Mexico Airlines.

 

Weather
Daily temperatures in early March range from a low of 33°F to a high of 61°F.

Questions?
For all registration and membership inquiries, please contact Bridget Nolan, Membership and Meetings Manager at [email protected].