CalGIS 2016: 22nd Annual California GIS Conference
CalGIS 2016: 22nd Annual California GIS Conference
May 10-12, 2016
Abstract submissions due January 15, 2016
The URISA chapters in California and the California Geographic Information Association, come together every year to present the CalGIS Conference.
Southern California Chapter of URISA
Northern California Chapter of URISA
Central California Chapter of URISA
BAAMA - Bay Area Automated Mapping Association
California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)
Abstract submissions are due by January 15, 2016
The conference is developed from abstract submissions received through the Call for Presentation Proposals. CalGIS provides a wonderful GIS opportunity to learn, share and interact with your colleagues from across the state!
Participation may be in a variety of formats including:
- Map gallery – Have you developed some beautiful maps? Share them with your colleagues in the map gallery!
- Poster presentation – Poster presentations allow you to share your work with colleagues in a visual format in a leisurely setting. Posters may incorporate any combination of descriptive text, graphics and maps.
- Lightning Talk – These are very brief p esentations (5 minutes max – you will be timed!) which highlight an essential element of your work with GIS. Fun and often irreverent.
- Traditional Presentation – If you prefer a more traditional approach, present your GIS applications, developments, tips and tricks in a longer format talk (typically 20-25 minutes).
- Panel Discussion – If you have a group of people you’d like to have present together around a topic or theme, there are opportunities to organize a moderated panel presentation and discussion.
- Not sure? – Let us know what you’d like to share and we will try to find the best opportunity for you to participate! We are always looking for innovative ways to share with our attendees.
Why you should submit a presentation?
While everyone working in GIS or spatial data and analysis will benefit by attending CalGIS, it’s even better when you share your experiences and applications by presenting. The past few years have seen great CalGIS conferences. Attendees and vendors have told the conference committee how valuable they have found the conference content.
So why you should present your work and thoughts at the conference?
- You work hard, get a little recognition. Your peers appreciate your efforts.
- You do things that others do and they can learn from you.
- You do things no one else does and your unique perspective can contribute to others.
- Others hear about your work and can help you. This isn’t a one way street.
- You can contribute to our field. Your presence and ideas make us all richer.
- You can make connections. We have seen presenters make new contacts, find new data and tools to help them in their work and even be offered jobs due to their presentations.
- Your work is much more interesting than you give yourself credit for. Share and see your work through new eyes.
Abstract Submissions are due on or before January 15, 2016.
- All accepted presenters must register and pay the standard conference registration fee.
- Presentations that market specific products and services are not acceptable at the conference. Exhibiting/sponsoring opportunities to promote your company's products and services will be abundant at the conference.
Submit your presentation proposal today via this online form.
Those individuals who are members of one or more California URISA Chapters and /or the CGIA and reside locally or have a reservation at the conference hotel receive the best registration rates. This long-standing policy, common among associations, ensures the contractual obligations of the association with the hotel and encourages optimal networking among the attendees.
Full registration includes access to educational sessions, keynote addresses, the CalGIS 2016 Exhibition, one hosted lunch, coffee breaks and a networking reception. Preconference workshops are not included in the conference registration fee. Class size is limited and an additional fee may be required.
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort: The conference will take place at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort (1855 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 92802) steps from the Anaheim Gardenwalk and the Disneyland Resort. The discounted conference rate is $149 single/double. Rooms reserved under the CalGIS conference block include complimentary in-room internet access (normally an additional fee).
Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities suit a wide range of budgets. Reserve your sponsorship right away as space is limited.
Note that the exhibit hall sold out in 2015.
2015 Conference Gold Sponsor
2015 participating exhibitors:
Blue Marble Geographics
CAD Masters, Inc
California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc
Data Transfer Solutions LLC
David Evans and Associates, Inc
GeoWing Mapping, Inc
Interwest Consulting Group
Quantum Spatial, Inc
RBF/Michael Baker International
University of California Riverside Extension
USA Imaging, Inc
2015 - Sacramento, California (View program to see what you missed.)
2014 - Monterey, California (View program to see what you missed.)
2013 - Long Beach, California (View program to see what you missed.)
2012 - Sacramento, California
2011 - Fresno, California
2010 - Huntington Beach, California
2009 - Sacramento, California
2008 - Modesto, California
2007 - Oakland, California
2006 - Santa Barbara, California
2005 - Bakersfield, California
2004 - San Jose, California