MAPPS has formally announced a change of dates for the 2012 Federal Programs Conference in Washington, DC. The event will now take place:
March 27 & 28, 2012
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives announced its legislative calendar for 2012. The Congress anticiaptes that the House will not be in session on March 13 - 14, the dates originally set for the annual MAPPS Federal Programs Conference. This will mark the first time in the 20+ year history of the Federal Programs Conference that we have had to adjust the dates to accommodate the Congressional schedule.
The value of the MAPPS Federal Programs Conference includes the meetings MAPPS members have with their elected officials and their staff to discuss legislation affecting the private sector geospatial community. Therefore, in order to provide MAPPS members the maximum opportunity to bring their message to their elected officials, the MAPPS staff, with the approval of the MAPPS Board of Directors, has decided to change the dates of the 2012 Federal Programs Conference.
The venue for the 2012 Federal Programs Conference has not changed. It will still be at the Westin City Center, 1400 M Street, NW, Washington DC 20005.
2012 will mark the 21st annual Federal Programs Conference. The program will include federal agency speakers to update the membership on current and future programs resulting in contracts with the private geospatial profession.
Registration and the agenda for the March 27 & 28, 2012 conference will be available in January 2012. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this conference -- the most important event on the annual MAPPS calendar.
In the meantime, make plans to attend the MAPPS Fall Policy Conference -- November 15 & 17, 2011 and the Winter Conference January 22-26, 2012.