2018 Annual Conference



Welcome to the 2018 NCAUG Fall Conference.

The geospatial industry is constantly moving, adapting to new innovations in technology and an ever evolving generation of users, analysts and developers.  Today, we can collect data smarter, process and analyze it faster, and provide insights and results to stakeholders in ways not possible even a few years ago.

In addition to valuable networking opportunities, the Conference Committee has organized an agenda full of informative and interactive presentations, sessions and the ESRI learning lab which we hope will have a positive impact on how you conduct your work everyday. Additionally, We hope you will attend our amazing pre-conference workshops in the days leading up to our conference.  All proceeds from our pre-conference workshops benefit our annual GIS student scholarship fund.  Because of your continued support, we are able to award two scholarships this year, One undergraduate and One graduate, to some very deserving students.

Our Conference is moving this year to Asheville and with this move we will be in a larger conference location.  With this larger location we will be able to offer more tracks for more options to learn, we will be offering hands on workshops.  We have a larger vendor hall this year giving you an opportunity to meet with more vendors.  Please visit our vendors and let them know how much you appreciate their help in sponsoring our conference.

We hope you enjoy this year’s NCAUG conference and leave with a greater understanding and joyful anticipation for the future of our growing industry. 


 2018 Conference Sponsors 

Diamond Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

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Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

2018 Conference Vendor Registration

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Conference Registration

$185 - Registration

​$85 - Student Registration

​Registration includes 2019 Membership

Conference registration provides full access to all sessions, vendor hall, provided meals, and refreshments. Our conference will provide you with the information and knowledge that you need to make a positive impact on GIS within your organization and for your career.

Presentation Submissions are closed.

NCAUG would like to thank you for all the presentation that our members submitted.  Our committee has read each of the presentations and selected the ones that they believe to be the one that best suites the needs of our conference attendees.  The presenters of the selected presentations that our committee selected have been notified and we are currently working on setting up and finalizing our agenda that will be posted soon.

Our Theme this year is "Leading with GIS".  Our hope is that with each presentation selected that you will be able to take something you learned back to your agency and with what you learned, you will be able to lead your agency into the future with GIS.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Come to the conference early.  NCAUG will be offering very informative full and half day pre-conference workshops on Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th.  Workshops are instructor led by qualified instructors.  Workshop cost are not included in the conference registration.  Please select the workshop you wish to attend, along with your conference registration at the bottom of the Conference Registration form.

Our Pre-Conference Workshops at our 2018 Fall Conference will be

(See Agenda for details)

1.   ArcGIS Mobile Apps (AGOL, Collector, Survey 123, Explorer for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard)   - $300

2.  ArcGIS Pro - $150

3.  Parcel Fabric - $150

Moderate a Session

If you want to volunteer to help out at the conference this is a great way to start.  Sign up to be a moderator on your conference registration form and help moderate a block of sessions.  It is easy and a great way to build your public speaking confidence or just donate a little bit of time to the NCAUG.


Important Conference Information


 Special Events Schedule 

NCAUG Conference

50 / 50

Cash Raffle

Supporting our Student Scholarship

Battle of the GEOMaps
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Key Note Speaker

Christopher Cappelli - ESRI, Director of Strategic Business Development

Chris is computational geographer with a passion for science and technology and has worked at Esri for 28 years in a variety of key roles.  He’s a native of Pennsylvania and graduate of Penn State University.  Chris began his Esri career in the Charlotte office and is excited to return to North Carolina.  He now resides and works in Redlands, California.  When not at work, Chris is an athlete, avid woodworker and amateur astronomer (www.ccdsky.com).  He also still enjoys writing Python code and uses ArcGIS Pro, Online, and Insights almost daily.

Pre-Conference Workshops: 

(See Agenda for Details)

Pre-Conference Workshops will be held in Grand Salons B & C Tuesday all day and Wednesday Morning.

1.  $300 - ArcGIS Mobile Apps (AGOL, Collector, Survey 123, Explorer for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard)

2.  $150 - ArcGIS Pro

3.  $150 - Parcel Fabric

Breakout Sessions: New this year: there will be 3 concurrent sessions will run all day on Thursday! The third session will be a more in-depth Technology Track. These sessions will be held in Grand Salon B & C and Windsor Salon 1(see agenda). Friday there will be 2 concurrent sessions in Grand Salons B & C for a half day (see agenda). Please make sure you sign into each session for credits toward your certifications. Moderators will have sign-in sheets.

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab:
We’re excited to feature the Esri Hands-On Learning Lab at the conference this year!
This gives our attendees an excellent opportunity for learning, asking questions and
exploring Esri software. The Esri Hands-On Learning Lab will be open during the
following hours:
Wednesday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am – noon

We will be feeding you: 
Vendor Social/Party Wednesday evening (light hors d'oeruvres)
Breakfast Buffet on Thursday 
Lunch Buffet on Thursday 
Conference Social/Dinner Thursday evening 
Breakfast Buffet on Friday morning 

We will be using our NCAUG website to vote on the GeoMaps competition.  Information will be provided in the opening session. 

Battle of the GeoMaps 
Our battle of the GeoMaps will all be submitted digitally!  The maps will be displayed on our website and shown on a TV near the registration desk during the conference. Everyone will have a chance to vote on their favorite map on the NCAUG website.  There will be two categories, Student and Adult.  Each category winner will receive a separate prize of $100.   Register Below.

Door Prizes: 
NCAUG is famous for our cool door prizes!  They will be given out throughout the conference. 

Application Showcase:
This year instead of a battle of the GeoApps, we’re having an Application Showcase.
These lightning talks are designed to inspire you! Come and learn how your GIS peers
are solving real-world problems with technology.

Wednesday night Vendor Party & Minute-to-Win-it Games:
Wednesday night from 5:30-7:30pm there will be a Vendor Social where attendees can get up close and personal with our fabulous vendors! There will be light hors d'oeuvres and 1 drink ticket per attendee and a cash bar. There will be prizes for the games – come prepared to have fun!!

Cash Raffle:
During the Conference, don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the 50/50 Cash Raffle, an event that supports the NCAUG Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be available for just $1 each, 6 for $5, 13 for $10, or 30 for $20 and can be purchased at the Registration Booth and at the Vendor Party. The winner will be drawn Thursday at LAB.

Thursday Night Social at Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB):
Our Thursday night social will be held at Lexington Avenue Brewery. We’ll have dinner with music and 1 drink ticket per person. It’s a short walk from the hotel.

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