Dates and Registration

The 4th biennial GIS in Education and Research Conference will be held on March 4 and 5, 2020, at Hart House, University of Toronto.

Online registration is now open! Capacity is limited for this conference. To be sure you don’t miss this important event, register now.

Prof. Mike Batty, Bartlett Professor Emeritus of Planning in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College, London, UK will be the keynote speaker on Day One of the conference.

The plenary speaker for Day Two is Mr. Steve DeRoy, CEO and majority owner of the Firelight Group, Canada’s largest majority-owned Indigenous mapping and environmental consulting company. Steve is Anishinabe/Saulteaux and a member of the Ebb and Flow First Nation from Manitoba, Canada.

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Register Online

Rates: $35 to register for one day (either day 1 or day 2), or $50 to register for both days.

Deadline: Registration is now closed.

Conference Schedule | Online Agenda


Conference Schedule | Day 1 Sessions | Day 2 Sessions

Day 1: March 4

7:30 Registration

8:30 Plenary

9:45 Morning Break

10:05 Concurrent Sessions

12:10 Lunch

1:10 Concurrent Sessions

3:15 Afternoon Break

3:30 Concurrent Sessions

Day 2: March 5

7:30 Registration

9:15 Plenary

10:15 Morning Break

10:35 Concurrent Sessions and Indigenous GIS Workshops

12:05 Lunch

1:05 Concurrent Sessions and Indigenous GIS Workshops

2:35 Afternoon Break

2:50 Concurrent Sessions and Indigenous GIS Workshops

Why Attend?

This low-cost conference offers opportunities for GIS educators/researchers and student researchers in Canada to come together, share experiences, and learn from each other in an organized forum. Its goals are to:

Provide educators with an opportunity to interact and network with other members of the GIS education community.

Provide students with an opportunity to learn by attending hands-on workshops, sharing new ideas, and collaborating with researchers and their peers on new initiatives.

Build a stronger Canadian GIS education and research community.

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