Esri Canada, in partnership with the University of Toronto, will once again be hosting the GIS in Education and Research Conference at Hart House.  The 5th biennial conference will be held on March 1, 2023.

We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Trisalyn Nelson, Professor, Department Chair and Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair of Geography at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). If you are unable to attend the conference in person, there is a virtual option for the keynote presentation. There is no fee to attend the keynote presentation virtually but registration is required.

To receive any important announcements leading up to the conference, send an email to k12@esri.ca to be added to our mailing list.

Register Online

Registration fee: In person – $35

Virtual (keynote presentation only) – $ 0

Workshops: In person only. Pre-registration is required through the online registration form.

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

Tentative Schedule

7:30 – 8:30Registration and Check-In
8:30 – 8:50Welcome
8:50 – 10:35Concurrent Paper Sessions and Workshops
10:35 – 10:50Break
10:50 – 12:35Concurrent Paper Sessions and Workshops
12:35 – 13:35Lunch
13:35 – 14:35Concurrent Paper Sessions and Workshops
14:35 – 14:45Break
14:45 – 16:30Concurrent Paper Sessions and Workshops

More information about the workshops are available on the K-12 Workshops and Higher Education Workshops pages. Pre-registration is required for all workshops except the Higher Education Esri License Administration Workshop. Spaces are limited.

Why Attend?

This low-cost conference offers opportunities for GIS educators, researchers and post-secondary 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 educators with an opportunity to learn by attending hands-on workshops, sharing new ideas, and collaborating with their peers on new initiatives.

Build a stronger Canadian GIS education and research community.