The first full day of the 2009 Virginia GIS Conference was completed today. This year marks a first in conference collaboration between the VAPDC and VAMLIS organizations, representing the conference theme of "A New Spirit of Collaboration". The Plenary Session started with opening remarks by conference co-chairs Matt Miller (VAPDC) and Russell Minich (VAMLIS), followed by a humorous and encouraging invitation to "spend money in Henrico" by Mr. Virgil Hazlet, the County Manager of host county Henrico. There was the usual excellent diversity of topics represented by federal/state/local government, private sector and non-profit presenters, enjoyed by approximately 325 atttendees.
The conference continues through lunchtime on Wednesday.