North Carolina Property Mappers Association

Fall Conference

NCPMA 2005 Fall Conference
October 4-7, 2005
Sheraton Imperial Conference Center
Durham/RTP, NC

2005 Conference Theme "NCPMA 25th Anniversary... Plotting a course into the future"

Conference Logo
Logo by David Weisgerber, Polk County

Pre-Conference Workshops

Conference Program

Awards Banquet

Hotel Location Map

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Links

Program Committee

2005 Fall Conference Chair

Steve Randone


2005 Fall Conference Co-Chair

Ted Cisine


2005 Exhibitors Coordinator

Rich Elkins


Registration Fees

NCPMA Member $100
Non-Member $120

Conference registration deadline extended to September 16th!

Fall Conference Printable Registration Form

Make checks for registration payable to NCPMA and mail to:
Steve Randone, Director
Brunswick County MIS
PO Box 249
Bolivia, NC 28422

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 $105.00 per night (plus 13% in sales and occupancy taxes) for single or double standard occupancy accomodations.
The group rate will be offered until September 4, 2005. 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)

Accomodations update!

The group block has expired at the Sheraton and either the hotel is completely filled, or what rooms are available are going for rates considerably higher than the group rate. There are two other hotels on Page Rd. with availability. The Comfort Suites 5219 Page Rd., (919) 314-1200 has Doubles for $99/night and Kings for $109/night. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott 920 Slater Rd., (919) 998-9500 has rooms for $119/night. All room rates are subject to an additional 13% in state and local sales and occupancy taxes.

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.)

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

2004 RTP
2003 RTP
2002 RTP

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