North Carolina Property Mappers Association

Fall Conference

NCPMA 2004 Fall Conference
October 6-8, 2004
Sheraton Imperial Conference Center
Durham/RTP, NC

2004 Conference Theme "Color My World"

Logo by Steve Randone, Brunswick County

Invitation from Conference Chair

Conference Program

Awards Banquet

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Links

2004 Fall Conference Chair

Suzie Nicholson


2004 Fall Conference Co-Chair

Steve Randone


2004 Exhibitors Coordinator

Rich Elkins


Registration Fees

NCPMA Member $100
Non-Member $120

Conference registration deadline extended to September 13th!

Fall Conference Printable Registration Form

Make checks for registration payable to NCPMA and mail to:
Suzie Nicholson, Mapping Supervisor
Jackson County Land Records
401 Grindstaff Cove Rd., Suite 112
Sylva, NC 28779

Hotel Accomodations

The NCPMA has reserved a block of guest rooms at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center (pictured above) in Research Triangle Park, NC. Guest room reservations are the individual responsibility of conference attendees. To make your reservations, call the hotel directly at (919) 941-5050 or Sheraton Central Reservations at (800) 325-3535 and be sure to identify yourself as an NCPMA conference attendee to receive the group rate of $101.00 per night (plus 13% in sales and occupancy taxes) for single or double standard occupancy accomodations. The group rate for club level rooms is $141.00 (plus 13% in sales and occupancy taxes). The group rate will be offered until September 15, 2004. After that date, accomodations will be subject to room and rate availability. It is strongly suggested that you make your room reservations early, as October is the busiest month of the year at this property.

The Sheraton Imperial is located at Exit 282 (Page Road) off of I-40 in RTP. (map link to be added here)

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 7pm) is a formal business dress event.

President's Reception

Again this year at the President's Reception on Wednesday night, we will have a Map Gallery along with good music and lots of fun. The poster session will give conference attendees an opportunity to display their maps and to view what others around the state are creating. Bring a sample of your work and show it off! If you are interested in participating, contact Tammy Southern. Two awards will be given: one for "best analytical map" and one for "best cartographic design".
Any types of maps are fine, the only restriction is that they be no larger than 36"x36". (If you have a special product that is larger than this, talk to Tammy and something may be able to be worked out for you.)
As you create your presentations for the poster session, keep in mind that this year's conference theme is "Color My World". Try to make your presentations colorful (but with taste) and impress everyone with your talents.

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.

Previous Fall Conference Pages

2003 RTP
2002 RTP

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