2020 Federal Programs Conference / Geo Week
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As of Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - the MAPPS 2020 Federal Programs Conference has been POSTPONED. Please see below for more information.

3/25/2020 to 3/26/2020
When: 3/25/2020 - 3/26/2020
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20001
United States
Contact: Lisa Blair, MAPPS Association Coordinator
+1 (443) 640-1068 ext. 1121

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New Dates to be Determined

As a participating conference partner to Geo Week, MAPPS supports the decision by Diversified Communications to postpone their Geo Week events due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreaks and contagion. The MAPPS Board of Directors have decided to postpone the MAPPS Federal Programs Conference as well due to the unknown travel restrictions of all our member firms. During our meeting, the Board discussed possible future dates, possibly mid-November, and we hope to come to a decision shortly.

MAPPS is committed to the health and safety of our members, which is our top priority. Registration for the Federal Programs Conference can be deferred to your registration for the MAPPS 2020 Summer Conference or to the future Federal Programs Conference. Please look for important follow up communications from MAPPS Headquarters with details relating to the rescheduled event. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact MAPPS Headquarters at info@mapps.org.




Tentative schedule of events for MAPPS Federal Programs Conference:                                                                                         

Meet Our Speakers and Guests!

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Federal Programs Updates
    • 7:00am-7:50am       Breakfast
    • 7:55am-8:00am       Welcome/Opening Remarks from MAPPS President, Mark Brooks
    • 8:00am-12:00pm     Federal Agency Briefings
      • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
      • U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
      • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
      • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
      • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
      • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
      • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
    • 12:00pm-1:30pm     Luncheon Program & Keynote Presentation by Kevin Shaffer, Deputy to the Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee, Geospatial Data Act Implementation Status
      • Additional Presentations by:
        • Simon Musaeus, European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EEASI)
        • MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Award Grand Prize Winner - Woolpert/Optimal GEO: Hurrican maria Rapid Response LiDAR
    • 1:30pm-3:00pm       Federal Liaison and Agency Meetings (one meeting per agency - BLM, FEMA, NOAA, USGS, USACE)
    • 3:00pm-3:30pm       Refreshment and Networking Break
    • 3:30pm-5:00pm       Capitol Hill Day Logistics
    • 5:00pm-5:30pm       MAPPS GeoWomen
    • 5:30pm-7:00pm       PAC Reception & Presentation: Importance of Geospatial Advocacy and Legislation
      • Special Congressional Guest: Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) on the Importance of Geospatial Advocacy

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Hill Day Visits - MAPPS is the only national mapping organization to hold an annual Washington, DC conference featuring specific information on legislation, policies and programs that impact Federal contracting opportunities and make the voice of private practice surveying and mapping heard in the Federal agencies and the Halls of Congress.
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 - Board of Director's Meeting (by invitation only please)
    • 8:00am-3:00pm at the offices of Prime Policy Group


Registration is currently closed                                                                                                                                                                  


HOTEL RESERVATIONS:                                                                                                                                                                      

If you confirmed a hotel reservation for Geo Week via their housing agent, OnPeak, you will receive a notification via email with information regarding cancelling your reservation. If you have not received this notification, please contact ilmf@onpeak.com



Accomplish a year's worth of geospatial business in just one week by attending Geo Week 2020! Registration for MAPPS Federal Programs Conference does NOT include registration for other Geo Week events. Separate registration is necessary with multiple options available - you can register for one or both of the additional conferences, add a single day or get a pass to access just the exhibit hall! Keep reading for more information...

Geo Week is a multi-event collaboration including participation from several geospatial events. The second edition of Geo Week, taking place from March 22-26, 2020 in Washington, DC, comprises International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), ASPRS Annual Conference, and MAPPS Federal Programs Conference. Each event features its own unique conference programming and combines in a single exhibit hall and inclusive networking activities.


What does Geo Week mean for you?

  • More educational content
  • More networking
  • More exhibitors
  • Less travel
  • A variety of pass options available


About ILMF

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater lidar as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. With a special emphasis on data acquisition, fusion, integration, processing and visualization, ILMF is the must-attend event for professionals involved in utility asset management, transportation, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, and more.



Founded in 1934 the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and supporting technologies.


Exhibit Hall Only Pass - the planners of Geo Week have extended the special Early Rate of the Exhibit Hall Only Pass to MAPPS Members!


Follow this link to find out about adding more to your Geo Week experience!


Stay up-to-date on the ILMF status with regard to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)