2019 NSGIC Annual Conference

September 23-27, 2019 - Snowbird, Utah



The NSGIC Annual Conference will be held on September 23rd-27th, 2019 in the Cliff Lodge (9320 Cliff Lodge Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092). The Annual Conference provides critical and timely networking opportunities with state and federal officials, industry leaders and other geospatial organizations. You’ll encounter new information and tools to help you do your job more effectively.

Join us in Utah to:

  • Connect, collaborate, and share with colleagues and thought leaders in the geospatial community
  • Take part in engaging sessions, workshops and the State Caucus (state/local only)
  • Discover the local culture and explore Snowbird

Jack Dangermond - Founder and President of Esri - will give the keynote address at NSGIC's 2019 Annual Conference! 

Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond's leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS and GeoDesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.


Snowbird is an unincorporated community in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. It is most famous for Snowbird- Cliff Lodge, an alpine skiing and snowboarding area, which opened in December 1971.

The Lodge is a multi-facility winter and summer (primarily winter) property. Primarily known for its winter powder skiing and snowboarding, during other seasons Snowbird also hosts hikers, mountain bikers, fishermen, and other mountain vacationers. The facilities include ski lifts, hotels, condominiums, spa facilities, restaurants, other related retail businesses, and medical services.

Snowbird operates almost entirely on National Forest Service land.


Within walking distance to Snowbird’s pedestrian village, The Cliff Lodge offers comfortable lodging for the whole family or group. An on-site ski rental and repair shop and complimentary ski lockers add to the convenience of the hotel. Other amenities include an exercise room, wifi throughout all facilities, room service, and concierge.

If you enjoy mountain biking or hiking, Hidden Peak is the start of the new Big Mountain Trail, and other bike and hiking trails down the mountain. 

From the top of Hidden Peak, hike a half-mile down the Peruvian Gulch trail to the Peruvian Chairlift. Near the lift, there is a tunnel that gets skiers and hikers to the other side of the mountain. You can walk all the way through and learn about the history of local mining and skiing from displays along the way and then walk back through to return to the chairlift.

After a day on the mountain, relax at the outdoor pool or The Cliff Spa. Open year-round, a heated swimming pool and three hot tubs are located outdoors on Level 3. Located on the 9th and 10th floors, The Cliff Spa features over 30 treatment and salon services, yoga studio, fitness center, rooftop pool, and hot tub. Access to The Cliff Spa is available at a 50% discount for all conference attendees.

Oktoberfest at Snowbird is a family-friendly affair with activities, food, and, of course, brews for days — weeks actually. The highly-anticipated festival begins mid-August and lasts through mid-October, taking place every Saturday and Sunday, along with Labor Day. It’s probably the greatest beer festival Utah has to offer, so don’t miss out!

Snowbird’s Oktoberfest attracts thousands of visitors each year making it one of the largest festivals in Utah. Admission to Oktoberfest is free and the event runs from Noon - 6 pm. 

For a full list of summer activities, please visit the Snowbird recreation page.


Register HERE

Your registration includes:

  • Access to the extensive educational program, workshops, caucuses, and networking
  • Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks as scheduled on program days
  • Sponsor reception and nightly hospitality suite


NOTE: You must have an NSGIC account in order to register. Learn more about establishing a limited access account, membership or sponsorship.


Early Bird Rate
6/03/19 - 8/23/19

Standard Rate
8/23/19 - 9/22/19

On-Site Rate
9/23/19 and later

State Members (State Leader, State Council, State Government categories), Institutional Members, Federal Members/Partners




Limited Access Account - Public Sector




One Day Only - State Members, Institutional Members, Federal Members/Partners, Limited Access Account - Public Sector




Business Member Sponsor – Introductory only




Business Member Sponsors – Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze

Total # Registrations included in Sponsorship:
 Platinum (6), Gold (4), Silver (2), Bronze (1)

All corporate attendees must be sponsors in order to attend NSGIC meetings. 


For more information about our current sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bridget Nolan @ [email protected]

Sponsors who would like to register additional colleagues beyond the number of registrations included in their sponsorship should contact Bridget Nolan @ [email protected]


NSGIC has secured a group block room for our attendees at Snowbird- Cliff Lodge.

Room rates are:

$125.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Plus State/Local Taxes ($17.25/night) as well as a $15.00/night hotel fee, which will be added to the guestroom charges and paid by the individual as an incidental charge.

These rates will be available for three days prior and three days after the Meeting dates - subject to availability at the time you make your reservation.

Reserve Now! The last day to reserve your room is August 23, 2019

Reservations Website: https://reservations.snowbird.com/
Reservations Phone: 801-933-2222.
NSGIC's Group rate code is “2CB7ZU”.





For NSGIC state representatives faced with funding challenges, NSGIC offers limited conference grants to fully or partially cover reasonable travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and/or meeting registration fees. For more information, please refer to the conference grant policy and travel policy.

Applications will be accepted on July 1, 2019

Grant Application Deadline: July 22, 2019


Upon receipt of the submitted registration form and payment of your full registration fee, you will receive confirmation of your registration via email. The confirmation email is your receipt for the meeting. Please present your registration confirmation number to the meeting event desk onsite to receive your name badge and meeting materials.

Cancellation / Refund Policy
Cancellation of your registration must be received in writing by August 23rd, 2019 to qualify for a full refund of registration fees paid. Cancellations received in writing between Aug 23rd and Sept 23rd, will result in a $50 administrative fee. 

Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after September 23rd.

Onsite/Walk-Up Registration
Please note that attendees who do not pre-register for the meeting will be required to register and pay the registration fee in full prior to admittance into the meeting.

Air - Salt Lake City International Airport is the closest airport to Snowbird. 

Snowbird is 29 miles from Salt Lake International Airport and located near the town of Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Canyon Transportation vans provide transportation between the Salt Lake City Airport to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on a daily basis. The trip each way takes about 45 minutes. Shuttle reservations can be made over the phone at (801) 255-1841. They should be made 48 hours in advance, and the roundtrip cost is currently $82.

Uber and Lyft are also available in both Salt Lake City and in Snowbird and should cost you approximately $40 one way.

Parking - If you are arriving to the hotel by car, self-parking is available at the hotel. Please let Bridget know if you plan on parking at the hotel.

Weather averages in late September are around 72° daytime around 49° nighttime.

For all registration and membership inquiries, please contact Bridget Nolan, Membership and Meetings Manager at [email protected].