North Carolina Property Mappers Association

Fall Conference

NCPMA 2006 Fall Conference
October 10-13, 2006
Sheraton Imperial Conference Center
Durham/RTP, NC

2006 Conference Theme:
"The Road to Cooperation -- Intersecting Ideas"

Conference Logo
Logo by Steve Randone, Brunswick County

Pre-Conference Workshop

Conference Program

Awards Banquet

Hotel Location Map

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Links

2006 Fall Conference Chair

Ted Cisine


2006 Fall Conference Co-Chair

Jenny Harrop


2006 Exhibitors Coordinator

Rich Elkins


Registration Fees

NCPMA Member $125
Non-Member $155

Registration includes one ticket to the Thursday Night Banquet. Conference participants also may attend the Pre-Conference Workshop at no additional cost. In order to guarantee a place in the workshop, conference participants must register by September 1st, after which time, workshop registration will be open to non-conference participants and seats will be on a space-available, first-come-first-served basis. See the Pre-Conference Workshop page for more details.

Conference registration deadline September 1st!

Fall Conference Printable Registration Form

(for those attending the Conference, includes option for Workshop)

Pre-Conference Workshop Printable Registration Form

(only for those attending the Workshop, and not the conference)

Make checks for registration payable to NCPMA and mail to:
Ted Cisine
Cabarrus County Land Records
PO Box 707
Concord, NC 28026

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 $109.00 per night (plus 13% in sales and occupancy taxes) for single or double standard occupancy accomodations.
The group rate will be offered until September 11, 2006. 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)

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.

Example of Award Trophy

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 Julie Stamper. 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 Julie and something may be able to be worked out for you.)

If you're working toward your GISP Designation, remember that participating in a poster session is worth 1 point and an additional point if you win an award!

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

2005 RTP
2004 RTP
2003 RTP
2002 RTP

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