North Carolina Property Mappers Association

Fall Conference

NCPMA 2014 Fall Conference
September 30-October 3, 2014
Embassy Suites Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

2014 Conference Theme: "Through the Mapping Glass"

Conference Logo
Logo by Kevin Locklear, Durham County

Pre-Conference Workshops

Conference Program

Hotel Location Map

Exhibitor Links

2014 Fall Conference Chair

Una Freeman


2014 Fall Conference Co-Chair

Julie Aldridge


2014 Exhibitors Coordinators

Sylvia Johnson
Patricia Pike


2014 Workshops Chair

Kevin Locklear


2014 Poster Session Coordinator

Kegan Silver


2014 Registration Fees

Early-Bird Regular
NCPMA Member $150$165
Non-Member $180$195
Student or Retired n/a$35

Registration (other than Student/Retired) includes Pre-Conference Workshops and one ticket to the Thursday Night Banquet.
Student/Retired registrations must purchase Banquet Tickets separately if planning to attend.
Banquet tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at conference.

Conference registration deadline September 5th
Register before August 22nd and get the "Early Bird" Rate.

Fall Conference Printable Registration Form

Pre-Conference Workshop Printable Registration Form

Make checks for registration payable to NCPMA and mail to:
Una Freeman
Surry County Tax Administration
201 E Kapp St.
Dobson, NC 27017
or fax registrations to 336-401-8132

Hotel Accomodations

NCPMA has reserved blocks of guest rooms at the Embassy Suites (where the meeting is being held) in Greensboro, NC near the airport.

Guest room reservations are the individual responsibility of conference attendees. To make your reservations:

Hotel Reservations Phone Room Rate* Online Reservations
Embassy Suites 1-800-EMBASSY $128* Reserve Rooms

You can make your reservations online at our group rate by using the "Reserve Rooms" link for the hotel above.

*Room Rates per night, sales or occupancy taxes additional

The property is an All-Suites Hotel, but rates are slightly lower than regular rooms at other hotels that have hosted the conference recently. Cooked-to-order breakfast, an evening reception, and wireless Internet access are all included with your room.

The group rate will be offered until September 1st. After that date, accomodations will be subject to room and rate availability. (Group rate may not be available.) It is strongly suggested that you make your room reservations early.

The Embassy Suites is located at Exit 210 off of I-40 near the Greensboro Airport. (google maps link)

Embassy Suites
Embassy Suites (above)

What should I wear?!?!

Appropriate dress for the NCPMA Conference Meetings is business casual. Suggestions include: khaki slacks, button-up or golf-style shirts, blazers or sweaters and comfortable shoes. Remember that the hotel auditorium and conference rooms can become cool and personal comfort zones vary. To ensure your comfort, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to conference sessions.

The Annual Banquet (held Thursday evening at 7pm) is a formal business dress event.

President's Social

Again this year at the President's Social on Wednesday night, we will have a Map Gallery along with good music and lots of fun. The poster session will give conference attendees an opportunity to display their maps and to view what others around the state are creating. Bring a sample of your work and show it off! If you are interested in participating, contact the Poster Session Coordinator listed above. Two awards will be given: one for "best analytical map", and one for "best cartographic design".

Any types of maps are fine, the only restriction is that they be no larger than 36"x36". (If you have a special product that is larger than this, talk to Una and something may be able to be worked out for you.)

If you're working toward your GISP Designation, remember that participating in a poster session is worth 1 point and an additional point if you win an award!

Fall Conference Presentations

While talking about participation, we would love to see more presentations from our members at Fall Conference. What's going on where you are? Have you undergone a conversion, switched from hand to automated mapping, implemented a public access or internet site, or used GPS for mapping purposes? Any of these and many other topics would make a presentation that would be interesting, and who knows, maybe helpful to our members. If you are interested in doing a presentation, contact the conference chair as listed above. The sooner you do so the better so that our committee members can work to provide you an informative, interesting conference.

Previous Fall Conference Pages

2013 RTP
2012 Greensboro
2011 RTP
2010 Greensboro
2009 RTP
2008 RTP
2007 RTP
2006 RTP
2005 RTP
2004 RTP
2003 RTP
2002 RTP

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