Agenda

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
9:00 am—10:00 am Official Opening Ceremony
Keynote Address: Cecille Blake, Member, United Nations GIS Secretariat Team
10:00 am–11:00 am Opening Plenary
Linda Peters, Global Commercial Business Development Manager, Esri
Pamela Kersh, Solutions Engineer, Esri
11:00 am–11:15 am Awards Ceremony
Loretta Palacio, Managing Director, TBSL
11:15 am–12:00 pm Ribbon Cutting
Exhibition Opens
1:30 pm–4:30 pm GIS Solutions Expo
Map GalleryHands On Learning Lab
Andrew Link, TBSL, Eugene Ariola, BNE
Afternoon Breakout Session
1:30 pm–2:30 pm Create Your Own Maps!
Eugene Ariola, Belize Natural EnergyProperty Tax Administration– Decentralization & Local Governance
Dr. Joseph Eckert, Tyler TechnologiesUnconference– Concerns Drive Agenda
Linda Peters, Esri & Marion Cayetano, TBSL
2:30 pm–3:30 pm Esri Technical Workshop: What’s New in ArcGIS 10.1
Pamela Kersh, EsriStatus of the MNRA Land Records Management Program
Jack McKenna, Stewart GlobalGIS in Agriculture
Marion Cayetano, TBSL
3:45 pm–4:45 pm Esri Solutions for Local Government
Pamela Kersh, Esri & Marion Cayetano, TBSLGIS in Business- Senior Executives 
Linda Peters, EsriBEL’s Roadmap to GIS Integration
Rolando Santos & Navid Ahmadiyeh, Belize Electricity Limited
4:30 pm-5:00 pm Wrap Up Session
Marion Cayetano, TBSL, Linda Peters, Esri

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013
8:30 am—4:00 pm GIS Solutions Expo
Map Gallery
8:30 am–9:15 am Plenary Session:ArcGIS Online/EM4O
Pamela Kersh, Solutions Engineer, EsriGeoEye: Providing Timely Insight in a Changing World
Owen Evelyn, GeoEye
10:15 am–11:15 am Role of Lands Records in Mortgage Industry
Jill Urban-Karr, Stewart GlobalGIS Applications [Mobile & Server GIS- from field to office]
Pamela Kersh, EsriGeography & GIS in a Technology Driven Future
Wesley Stroh, Joseph Kirski, Penn State University
11:30 am–12:30 pm GIS for Utililties 
Pamela Kersh, EsriApplications of GIS Techniques in Belize Census 2010
Sylvia Noralez, Statistical Institute of BelizeWhat is GIS?
Eugene Ariola, BNEApplication of Marine InVEST Tool for Informed Coastal Planning
Maritza Canto, Coastal Zone Management & Authority Institute
Afternoon Breakout Session
1:30 pm–2:30 pm Achieveing National Development through Belize’s NSDI
Carren Williams, Faridi Martinez, Alfred Cal, Land Information CentreCommunicating Quantitative Information about Healthy Reefs using GIS
Roberto Pott, Healthy Reefs Initiative
2:45 pm–3:45 pm Data Collections and Integration: GPS, SmartPhones, Apps
Marion Cayetano, Eugene AriolaRemote Sensing & GIS applications in Agricultural Meteorology 
Frank Tench, Belize Meteorology ServiceLocation Intelligence & Analytics: Using ArcGIS Online for Organizations
Pamela Kersh, Esri & Linda Peters, Esri
3:45 pm–4:30 pm Closing Ceremony
Map Competition Winners
Recognition: Sponsors, Exhibitors PresentersClosing Remarks
Loretta Palacio, Linda Peters, Marion Cayetano