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Welcome to the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium! 
Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities
June 1-3, 2016 - Washington, DC

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is pleased to announce the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. Attend to discuss and share information about the important topics impacting the health of our communities worldwide and how GIS is being used as to facilitate decisions and action.

May 27 is the deadline to register at the discounted rate. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here

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Registration & Venue

Full Registration includes the Symposium Proceedings, one hosted luncheon, and networking reception. Attendance at a pre-symposium workshop will require an additional fee. The registration fee for a single day registration includes the Symposium Proceedings, attendance at the educational sessions and networking events for that day only. 
Register early to save $$ 

Note that URISA and APHA members receive a significant discount on registration.

For budgeting purposes (US Dollars):

  • Early rate (by May 9) - Full-time Student: $75 / Member: $350 / Nonmember: $450
  • Regular rate (May 10-May 27 ) -  Full-time Student: $100  / Member: $450 / Nonmember: $550
  • Onsite Rate (after May 27 and onsite) - Full-time Student: $100  / Member: $500 / Nonmember: $600

Pre-Symposium Workshops on Wednesday, June 1. Four half-day workshops are offered. The fee to attend a workshop is:

  • Half-day: $95 for URISA or APHA members/$125 for nonmembers


Venue: The Symposium will take place at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, 1001 14th St NW (14th & K), Washington DC 20005. Take the Orange or Blue Line to the McPherson Square Station; exit the station using the 14th Street/Franklin Square Exit; walk North 1 block. We have negotiated an attractive conference rate of $189 plus tax (including internet access). (Note that the rate is well below the government per diem of $226.) 

  • Deadline for reservations: May 9, 2016, or until the reserved block is sold out. Reservation requests after this cutoff date are subjected to availability.
  • Reserve your room today: 
    Book online via this link: URISA 2016   
    Guests can also make accommodations through the Central Reservations’ line (877-424-2449), and use the group code “ISA.”  

Phenomenal Location: Located right in the heart of Washington D.C., the Hamilton is just minutes from all the best our nation’s capital has to offer. The Smithsonian, the White House, the National Mall and countless other cultural and historical monuments are within walking distance of our front door.