Fall Conference 2016

2016 NCPMA Fall Conference will be held October 4-7, 2016
at Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport  Greensboro, NC

2016 Conference Theme: “Lego My COGO”


Logo by Kevin Locklear, Wake County


Pre-Conference Workshops Schedule (October 4-5)

Fall Conference Preliminary Agenda (October 5-7)

Awards Banquet (October 6)

Conference Registration Forms

  • Conference Registration Form
    Includes option to register for workshop as well.
  • Pre-Conference Workshops Registration Form
    Use this form if attending workshops only! Workshops are free for conference attendees, and $25 for those not attending conference.
  • Student or Retired Discount Rate Registration Form
    Student/Retired Registration does not include Thursday Banquet
  • Exhibitors Fair Information & Registration
    Exhibitors do NOT need to register as individuals!


2016 Registration Fees

Early-Bird (extended!)
register by Sept. 9th 
deadline Sept. 9th
NCPMA Member $150 $165
Non-Member $180 $195
Student or Retired
*does not include banquet
n/a $35

Registration (other than Student/Retired) includes option for free 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 $40 in advance or $45 at conference.

2016 Program Committee Leadership Team Contacts:

Kegan Silver, Fall Conference Chair

Christine Wallace, Fall Conference Co-Chair

Patricia Pike, Exhibitors Coordinator

Amy Durden, Poster Session Coordinator

Greg Belk, Workshops Chair

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.

Group Online Reservations Link

Guest room reservations are the individual responsibility of conference attendees. To make your reservations, call Embassy Suites Reservations at 1-800-EMBASSY or use our customized group reservations site.

The room rate is $138 per night plus applicable sales and occupancy taxes.

The property is an All-Suites Hotel. 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 14th. 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)

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 7 pm) is a formal business dress event.

President’s Reception

Again this year at the President’s Reception 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 Amy Durden (see Poster Session Coordinator above). Two awards will be given: one for “best analytical map” and one for “best cartographic design”, and one for “best digital presentation”.

Any types of maps are fine, the only restriction is that they be no larger than 36″x45″. (If you have a special product that is larger than this, talk to Amy 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.