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Title: 2004 Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange (RDX) Conference

Decision Support for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence System for the New Millennium
The 2004 Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange Conference will take place October 26-28, 2004, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Tuesday, October 26, will consist of eight training sessions followed by a welcoming reception. Wednesday, October 27, will feature plenary, breakout and brainstorming sessions as well as a luncheon with a keynote speaker, and the Night on Greektown event. The final day, Thursday, October 28, will include the final breakout and plenary sessions, followed by conference conclusions. Find out more on the conference web site: rdx.glc.org

Conference Objectives
A substantial need exists to coordinate the diverse data holdings, integrate information systems, and develop interoperable computer models and decision support tools that deal with Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River resource management priorities. The conference/ workshops are designed to facilitate information exchange between participants, to identify opportunities for collaboration and to seek a consensus on a common vision for integrated decision support tools to meet the needs of regional policy and decision making.

Target Audience
The conference is designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of participants who are interested in regional data and information sharing, and Internet-based and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies.
  • Federal and state/provincial governments, academic and non-profit organizations that engage in data collection, development, storage and management that wish to explore new ways for regional information coordination
  • State/provincial/municipal information managers who oversee web and GIS technologies and are looking for new ideas and techniques
  • Great Lakes stakeholders who are interested in web and GIS tools to improve decisionmaking
Register online!
The RDX 2004 registration and hotel reservation deadline is October 13, 2004. Your registration fee covers all meeting materials, one reception, one lunch and all breaks. The early registration fee is $150 U.S., or $200 U.S. starting September 01, 2004. You can also register by downloading the registration form (PDF) and mailing or faxing it to the Great Lakes Commission. More information at: rdx.glc.org/register.html
    Great Lakes Commission
    Eisenhower Corporate Park
    2805 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 100
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6791
    Phone: 734-971-9135
    Fax: 734-971-9150
Call for Presentations
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Regional Data Exchange (RDX) 2004 Conference and share your knowledge with your many colleagues throughout the region. You must submit online or by email a brief description of your presentation proposal by August 16, 2004, to be considered as a presenter. More information at: rdx.glc.org/present.html

Exhibitors
As an exhibitor, you have a unique opportunity to market your products and services to a captive audience that is looking at Internet-based and GIS technologies to enhance data sharing. Spaces include booth materials, electrical and Internet connections and at least two registration fees. Booth sizes start at 8x10. The Exhibitors Prospectus and order form (PDF) is available at http://rdx.glc.org/pdf/exhibitinfo.pdf, and you can find more information at: rdx.glc.org/exhibit.html



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