Special Message for the Young Professionals Network Community:
Hello! We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Federal GIS Conference. To help you and your organization gain the maximum benefit from this event, we have highlighted a few resources among the hundreds of different activities, workshops, and Expo opportunities available on March 20-21.
The YPN team has the following events and professional development workshop
YPN Luncheon and Keynote: “Excellence in Visual Storytelling” Tuesday, March 20 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Speakers: Kaitlin Yarnell, National Geographic – Keynote
Jack Dangermond, Esri President, and Founder – Q & A during last part of the session
National Geographic’s Vice President of Media Innovation, Kaitlin Yarnell, presents a compelling commentary on the importance of crafting a visual story and the impacts it can have on your career and ability to influence within your organization. Discover how Yarnell’s role as a cartographer at Nat Geo evolved into her becoming a well-known and highly respected thought leader in geography worldwide and receive tips that may help you through your career journey.
The Value of Certification Wednesday, March 21 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Speakers: Monique Q. Yates, NSG and Charlie Jones, Esri
The National System of Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and Esri provide certifications to help you grow your expertise in the GEOINT Community. The certification programs form the basis of industry standards that reflect the highest quality and utmost excellence. Come listen and learn about each of the certification programs to better understand how these tools might help you grow your careers in the GIS community.
Driving Change in Federal Government through Collaboration Wednesday, March 21 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Speakers: Jessica Sweet, NGA Analyst, and Caleb Holt, Development Center Manager, TeeX This session will cover how young analysts are bridging silos and innovating in a web-centric GIS world by leveraging cross-agency portals. Topics discussed will include how young analysts are moving faster than the typical "speed of government" to prove out new workflows and collaborations. Becoming the change they want to see in government – iterative, agile.
Networking Reception featuring YPN area Wednesday, March 21 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. S
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001