We had over 150 attendees join us for GIS day. It was a hugely diverse crowd, from people who had never heard of the term GIS, to professional industry experts.
Our guests included kids from two local high schools of Mount Sentinel and Stanley Humphries, other Selkirk students, several from within our School of Environment and Geomatics and others from various areas of the college, most notably nursing, business and aviation. We also had many local GIS professionals join us from the regional districts and local private companies.
We’re pleased with how the day went and the energy that generated. People appeared engaged and interested in what we do, hungry for more. Speaking of, our sponsors, micromine and esri definitely made the day by providing a free lunch.
We listened to feedback and made some notes; next year we’ll hold workshop sessions first before speakers, and offer concurrent sessions aimed at the variety of skill sets within the crowd. We’ll also engage our GIS students earlier in the process, and hopefully utilize their skills for planning, session delivery and of course give them time to network, one of this year’s greatest benefits.
’till next year……