Fall Conference 2018

2018 NCPMA Fall Conference will be held October 2-5, 2018 at Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport  Greensboro, NC

2018 Conference Theme: “The Sunny Side of Mapping”


Logo by Kevin Locklear, Wake County


Pre-Conference Workshops Schedule (October 2-3)

Fall Conference Final Program (October 3-5)

Awards Banquet (October 4)

Conference Registration

  • All Conference, Workshop, Exhibitor Registrations are being handled through Cvent
    This system will allow payment by Credit Card, but also allows for payment by check, either in the mail or in person at the event.
  • Exhibitors Fair Information & Registration
    Exhibitors do NOT need to register as individuals!
    Sponsorships may also be confirmed and paid via Cvent.
  • 2018 Registration Fees
    register by TBA
    deadline TBA
    NCPMA Member $175 $190
    Non-Member $215 $230
    Student or Retired
    *does not include banquet
    n/a $45
  • 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 $50 in advance or $55 at conference.

Hotel Accommodations

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 $139 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 11th. After that date, accommodations 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)

2018 Program Committee Leadership Team Contacts:

Amy Durden, Fall Conference Chair

Josh Norwood, Fall Conference Co-Chair

Patricia Pike, Exhibitors Coordinator

Sandy Herron, Poster Session Coordinator

Tony Garris, Workshops Chair

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

The President’s Reception is Wednesday night. This is a causal gathering to meet your executive board and fellow mappers. The poster session will be different this year. All poster submissions will be digital and be displayed at the registration desk during the normal conference hours.

The poster session will give conference attendees an opportunity to display their maps and to view what others around the state are creating. Submit a digital sample of your work and show it off! If you are interested in participating, contact Amy Durden . Two awards will be given: one for “best analytical map”, and one for “best digital presentation”.

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.