The big MGUG Conference is scheduled for September 25, 2012. This is the second full one-day conference that MGUG has organized. Last year, the conference headliner was Microsoft and the conference was held at Celebrations Dinner Theatre. This was a breakthrough event for MGUG, with attendance in the 350 range.
This year the conference headliner is Google, with Ed Parsons giving the keynote. The attendance is already near 350 with three weeks to go before the event, so it looks like success is nearly guaranteed.
In addition to Google, there are some local heavy hitters speaking including the President and CEO of Manitoba Hydro and the Deputy Minister of Conservation. Dr. Mohamed Abousalem the CEO of TECTERRA is also on the agenda, and he is always worth listening to.
The Geomatics panel discussion at the end of the day has potential to be extremely interesting. Representatives from all walks of Geomatics will be together with representatives from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, GeoManitoba, Manitoba Hydro, the City of Winnipeg, the University of Winnipeg and private industry. David Enns and Rob Gerry are long-time colleagues of mine and both are former MGUG board members - I can vouch for their extensive knowledge of the industry.
Once again, we are looking forward to a great GIS conference. For more information go to the MGUG web site www.mgug.ca