Online registration is now open for the 4th biennial GIS in Education and Research Conference, which will be held on March 4 and 5, 2020, at Hart House, University of Toronto.

Capacity is limited for this conference. To be sure you don’t miss this important event, register now.

The keynote speaker on Day One of the conference will be Prof. Mike Batty, Bartlett Professor Emeritus of Planning in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College, London, UK.

The keynote speaker on Day Two will be 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

Registration fee: $35 for one day (either Day 1 or Day 2) or $50 for both days.

Contact us if you are interested in bringing K-12 students.

Workshops: Day 1 workshops require pre-registration through the online registration form. Day 2 workshops are open.

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



Day 1: March 4

7:30 Registration

8:30 Plenary

9:45 Morning Break

10:05 Concurrent Sessions

12:10 Lunch

1:10 Concurrent Sessions

3:15 Afternoon Break

3:30 Concurrent Sessions

Day 2: March 5

7:30 Registration

9:15 Plenary

10:15 Morning Break

10:35 Concurrent Sessions and Indigenous GIS Workshops

12:05 Lunch

1:05 Concurrent Sessions and Indigenous GIS Workshops

2:35 Afternoon Break

2:50 Concurrent Sessions and Indigenous GIS Workshops

Why Attend?

This low-cost conference offers opportunities for GIS educators, researchers and students 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.