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2018 MAPPS Federal Programs Conference

The MAPPS Federal Programs Conference features education sessions, briefings by Federal agencies on programs, budgets and requirements for geospatial data, products and services, a day on Capitol Hill advocating before Congress on policies that serve the Nation and benefit geospatial firms, and more!

3/13/2018 to 3/14/2018
When: March 13-14, 2018
7:00 AM
Where: Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street, SW
Washington, District of Columbia  20024
United States
Contact: Diane Schafer
(703) 787-6996 x108

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MAPPS 2018 Federal Programs Conference

Capitol Skyline Hotel

Washington, D.C.

March 13-14, 2018

Hotel Information:

Make your hotel reservations today at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Click here to go to the on-line reservation link.  You can also call the main hotel line at (202) 488-7500 or toll free at (800) 458 7500 and ask for reservations.  Be sure to mention you are with MAPPS to receive the special conference rate of $249. The deadline to reserve a room at the MAPPS discounted rate has past. The hotel may continue to offer the MAPPS discounted rate as long as possible - confirm your reservation today!


Program and Agenda:

Tuesday March 13, 2018

7:00 ā€“ 7:55   Conference Registration and Breakfast - Sponsored by Woolpert 
7:55 ā€“ 8:00   Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:00 ā€“ 9:40   Federal Agency Briefings

  • 8:00     Nancy Blyer, USACE Geospatial Community of Practice Lead, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • 8:20     Everett Hinkley, Acting Geographic Information Office, US Forest Service
  • 8:40     Glenn Boledovich, NOS Policy Director, NOAA
  • 9:00     Janet Wilkins, Cadastral Director, Bureau of Land Management
  • 9:20     Other invited agency USDA, HUD, FAA, IDB, NGA

9:40 - 10:00  Coffee and Networking Break - Sponsored by Applanix a Trimble Company 

10:00 - 12:00     Federal Agency Briefings (continued)

  • 10:00     Carrie Stokes, Chief Geographer & Director of the GeoCenter, USAID
  • 10:20     Randy Reynolds, Chief, Security, Plans, and Operations, US Army Geospatial Center
  • 10:40     Michael Ratcliffe, Asst. Division Chief, Geographic Standards, Criteria, Research, and Quality, Geography Division, CENSUS
  • 11:00     Paul Rooney, Mapping Technology Specialist in the Risk Analysis Division, FEMA
  • 11:20     Terry Busch, Integrated Analysis and Methods, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • 11:40     Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director Core Science Systems, USGS

12:00 - 1:30     Luncheon Program - Sponsored by Stantec 

  • 12:15     Opening Remarks
  • 12:20     Keynote Speaker: Stefan Bailey, Managing Partner, Prime Policy Group - The Importance of MAPPS Political Advocacy
  • 1:00       MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Awards Grand Prize Winner Presentation - Michael Baker International, Inc. -
    • Pavement Condition Assessment and Asset Inventory, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

1:30 - 3:00     Federal Agency Liaison Meetings

  • Round 1:     1:30     FEMA, BLM, USGS, NOAA, USFS, Census
  • Round 2:     2:15     FEMA, BLM, USGS, NOAA, USFS, Census

3:00 - 3:30     Refreshment and Networking Break - Sponsored by Aero-Graphics 

3:30 - 4:30     Capitol Hill Day Logistics

  • 3:30     Groups by State and Logistics
  • 4:00     Issues Papers
  • 4:15     FAQs

5:30 - 7:00     PAC Reception / Presentation with heavy hors d'oeuvres - Sponsored by Optimal GEO 

  • Confirmed Special Guest: Representative Bruce Westerman, R-AR-04
  • PAC Contributions Greatly Appreciated


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

7:30 - 8:30     Breakfast - Sponsored by RIEGL 

Opening Remarks and Hill Day Logistics

9:00 - 5:00     Capitol Hill Day Meetings

10:00 - 3:00   Coffee and Water Available - Room 1625, Longworth House Office Building, 6th Floor

11:00 - 1:00    Box Lunch Available - (same room) - Sponsored by Merrick & Co 


Capitol Hill Day Logistics Summary:

  1. Hotel Room Checkout Time: 11:00am
  2. Walking Time to Longworth House Office Building: 15-20 minutes
  3. Walking Time to Russell Senate Building: 20-25 minutes
  4. UBER Drive Time to Capitol: 10 minutes
  5. Take a Picture on Your Phone of Your Schedule
  6. Allow 5-10 to Enter Each Building for Security Screening
  7. Arrive at Your Meeting at Least 5 Minutes Early to Sign In
  8. Don't Forget the "ASK" and Leave Your Information Packet
  9. Ask for a Picture of Your Group at the End of Your Meeting