October 28, 2022

The free virtual GIS/Geospatial conference returns Nov. 15 - 17.  

The University of California (UC) GIS Week Conference is back for its third year! This year’s virtual conference will include presentations, lightning talks, panel discussions, a workshop, and creative poster presentations. 

UCR Geospatial Information Librarian Janet Reyes serves on the UC GIS Week marketing subcommittee and is encouraging members of the UCR community, at all GIS skill levels, to attend the conference. 

“Everyone from absolute beginners to advanced GIS users will find content they can engage with at the conference,” Janet explained. “The career panel has been a popular feature for students interested in the GIS job market. Registration is free and open to all.” 

The conference, a collaborative showcase of the flexibility and versatility of GIS, was the brainchild of the UC GIS Leadership Committee, which is composed of librarians and other GIS users in both academic and campus administration roles at several UC campuses. 

Last year’s UC GIS Week was a triumph, with more than 890 people registered, including 59 UCR affiliates. There were a total of 52 presenters, including five from UCR. In addition, two Highlanders submitted content to the virtual poster gallery, and four members of the UCR community helped plan the three-day event. 

You can register for this year’s conference today! Your registration entitles you to attend any or all of the tentatively scheduled events that will focus on the following themes: 

  • Humanities 
  • Cartography 
  • GIS Careers 
  • Human Health  
  • Planetary Health 
  • Pedagogy 
  • Practice 
  • Society  
  • Aquatic Worlds