shrug-l: FW: 5th Annual SCGIS Conference

Kathleen Swanson
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 07:50:06 -0400


-----Original Message-----
From: Trina Mitchell 
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:40 AM
To: Kathleen Swanson
Subject: FW: 5th Annual SCGIS Conference

Kath, I don't know if you got this or not - sounds great!


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Treml [mailto:Eric.Treml@DUKE.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 5:20 PM
Subject: 5th Annual SCGIS Conference

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) would like to invite you to
join us at the 5th Annual SCGIS Conference, July 5-7 2002*, to discuss
and promote local and global conservation of natural and cultural
heritage. We are busy designing a diverse conference agenda that will
explore a variety of issues ranging from the technical applications of
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in conservation to recurring
philosophical and ethical issues faced by conservationists throughout
the world. The conference will be held at La Casa del Zorro in Borrego
Springs, located in the heart of the majestic Anza Borrego Desert, about
two hours east of San Diego. For more information about the conference
facility and the local environment, go to

The theme of this year's conference is 'Embracing Diversity'. Presenters
will be encouraged to address the community building efforts of their
conservation activities, emphasizing the efforts made by government
agencies, academics, nonprofits, activists,  & commercial groups to work
together and communicate. Those wishing to participate in this year's
conference should address this theme and discuss the benefits and
challenges of forging partnerships with local & international
communities. Community building does not need to be the focus of your
talk or poster, however we encourage you to communicate the pro's and
con's of your networking & collaboration with the various interest
groups relevant to your work. Tell us how you 'broke down the barriers'
and how that effort benefited your project.

The conference format will include the following: concurrent sessions
for formal presentations; posters sessions; discussion panels for topics
such as environmental ethics, integration of GIS, and conservation
science; user group meetings; hands-on training sessions; technical
workshops; a field trip; and organized socials.

Deadline for abstract submittal is April 15th, 2002. For details please

Limited international and domestic scholarships are available to
Conservation GIS users who require financial assistance to enable them
to attend the conference. For more details and a scholarship
application, visit For additional
information about this year's conference please see For general
information about SCGIS please visit

Please post this announcement to all interested lists and individuals!

*The weekend preceding ESRI's annual International Users Conference.