GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference


GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016
Toronto, Ontario

URISA is pleased to announce GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto, Ontario!

The conference will take place October 31-November 3, 2016 at the Westin Harbour Castle on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario.  

Conference Schedule - details about sessions, workshops, speakers and events. Start planning your participation!

Call for Presentations

Consider presenting at the conference. Share your technology solutions; dazzle with your management strategies;receive valuable feedback and suggestions. The conference program is developed, in large part, through abstract submissions received through the call for presentations. Learn more and submit your abstract today to be considered.

Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities

Participation opportunities are being detailed. Stay tuned!

Registration & Venue

Registration options range from single day to full conference, with discounts for full-time students and for young professionals (35 or younger). Full registration includes attendance at one URISA Certified Workshop (normally a $200 fee).

The best value for conference registration is for URISA members who are staying at the conference hotel or who reside locally. 

Registration Table in US Dollars:

Early Registration in Canadian Dollars (a new fee table will be posted after the August 1 early registration date) to accommodate any changes in the exchange rate:



Venue: The conference will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle on the shores of Lake Ontario... perfectly situated for all that downtown Toronto has to offer.

The URISA conference negotiated a $199 CDN room rate for conference attendees. (Check this easy currency converter to see how far your money will go in Canada. Recently $199 CDN was $150 US.) 

Group rate available until September 29, 2016. Subject to Availability.

Reserve your room for GIS-Pro 2016:

  • Online Reservations Form
  • Or call the Reservations Center at 1 800 937 8461 and give the  group code ‘GJ29AA’.  


About Toronto

United States attendees: Remember you need a valid passport to enter Canada!
Don't wait until the last minute.

  • With a population of 5.5 million, Toronto is Canada's largest city
  • Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles
  • More than 60% of the population of the United States is within a 90-minute flight


Get to Toronto - it's a breeze!

Toronto is a city that wholeheartedly celebrates its diversity, creativity and keen sense of humour ― everyone enjoys the warmest of welcomes in Toronto, Ontario. As the largest city in Canada, and the fourth largest in North America, Toronto is an ideal destination for collaboration and innovation, and offers some of the best shopping, dining, art and culture experiences you'll find anywhere in the world.Toronto is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world; a place where international ideas intersect with Canadian culture. A centre of rare openness, warmth, energy and style, Toronto is enriched by the fusion of traditions, passions and perspectives on life of the more than 100 cultures found here.

A city of contrasts, Toronto’s skyline includes the CN Tower, one of the Modern Wonders of the World and glass skyscrapers juxtaposed with historic limestone facades. Miles of waterfront, boardwalks, parks and trails nestle together with urban delights like cafés, artisans’ exhibits and one-of-a-kind shops.

Beyond the city limits are breathtaking attractions within bucolic countryside. Experience the wonder of Niagara Falls, a renowned wine region, outstanding theatres and outdoor adventures—all within a short drive.

Nightlife abounds with some 200 dance and theatre companies offering everything from mega-musicals to avant-garde works, Toronto rivals New York and London with its live theatre offerings. Clubs offer enticing distractions including hot jazz, side-splitting comedy, acoustic artistry and celebrities taking in the latest DJs.

 The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association: Founded in 1963, URISA is an international geospatial organization that provides geographic information system (GIS) education and training, advocacy for the profession, and essential resources to foster excellence in GIS.

Conference History

Annual Conference Site History

URISA and the Northwest GIS User Group were proud to present GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015, October 18-22, 2015 in Spokane, Washington, in cooperation with the Northern Rockies and Washington URISA Chapters. Nearly 450 GIS professionals attended the conference. There was a lot of interaction and discussion and excellent reviews of the educational program. A very positive conference experience!  What a fabulous conference! See what you missed: Online Conference Program 

GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015
October 18-22, 2015
Spokane, Washington

GIS-Pro 2014: Leveraging Spatial Technology to Support Sustainable and Resilient Communities
September 8-11, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana

Check out the Video Re-cap of the Conference from GeoSpatial Stream

Click on the logo below for all of the details about GIS-Pro 2014:

Onsite Program Brochure (PDF)

GIS-Pro 2013: Videos... see what you missed!

Blue Marble
eGIS Associates, Inc.
GeoTech Vision
Hexagon Geospatial
North West Geomatics
Open Spatial
Planning Communities
Sani-International Technology Advisors
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters