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 import 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.

Workshops: workshops are available for Day One to be selected during registration.

Deadline: online registration will remain open until we reach capacity.

Call for Papers

Esri Canada, in partnership with the University of Toronto, is pleased to invite professors, teachers and their students (at all levels of education) to submit presentation abstracts on any of the following themes:

  • 3D and GeoDesign
  • Transportation Modelling / Transit Issues
  • Data Science/Big Data/Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality GIS Applications
  • Citizen Science
  • Web GIS Applications
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Ecology / Environmental GIS
  • GIS Curriculum Development / Teaching with GIS
  • Physical Process Modelling / Analysis
  • Health GIS


Abstract: Maximum 1000 characters ( ~ 150 words) in clear and concise English

Author(s): Names, associations and maximum 350 character biography ( ~ 50 words) for each presenting author.

Deadline: January 7, 2020.

All abstracts will be reviewed by a selection panel and those deemed to be of greatest interest will be selected for presentation.

Conference Workshops | Conference Schedule

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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