Save the Date for the 2017 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit

The 2017 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event will be at Gordon Dining and Event Center, 770 W. Dayton St. in Madison.

The 2016 Summit attracted almost 140 registrants from locations around the state. While primarily an academic conference, there is strong interest on the part of government agencies, private companies, non-profits, and the general public. As in the past, the 2017 Summit will feature presentations on current geospatial research, teaching, and service initiatives, as well as an educational roundtable and keynote speaker.

Education Roundtable (10:00am-11:00am): A special roundtable session will kickoff the event from 10am-11am bringing together academics and professionals to discuss careers for women in GIS.

GIS Networking/Career Fair (11:00am-1:00pm): This event is an effort to build a bridge between students who use GIS, enthusiasts, and employers around the area offering connections to network, exchange job opportunities/resumes, share research and technologies used in both the professional and academic worlds.

Abstracts (1:00pm-3:00pm): Abstract submissions for presentations will begin soon on this website. Please plan to do a presentation if you have something interesting to share with the community. Presentations are welcome from staff, faculty, students, and members of the broader geospatial community off-campus.

Keynote (3:30pm-4:30pm): Marcy Bidney, Curator, American Geographical Society Library. Details about Marcy’s keynote will be forthcoming.

Please stay tuned for further information on the 2017 Geospatial Summit.


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