2017 UCGIS Symposium

Registration is now open for our upcoming Symposium, to take place at the Hyatt Arlington (Virginia) from May 23-25, 2017.  We have an excellent program developing with exciting presentations and opportunities to connect with your fellow faculty and students of GIScience and its related technologies. Our theme, CyberGIS and Diverse Partnerships for Geospatial Workforce Development, will be highlighted and explored with our panel presentations and discussions. 

Students: sign up now and submit an abstract to share a poster during our opening evening reception. Up to three eligible students will be selected to receive travel awards based on their poster presentations. 

Plan your travel to take advantage of our pre-Symposium Workshops too.  A great opportunity for free or low cost professional development.

Register today!  Early bird rates are in effect until Friday March 31, 2017.  


The Benefits of Membership

UCGIS enables scholars within its member institutions (universities and colleges, federal agencies, and industry partners) to collaboratively engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching to advance GIScience.  UCGIS facilitates and supports scholarly communities and networks to undertake large scale projects that serve the GIS community as a whole.  We are the professional hub for the academic GIS community. Membership allows access, discounts, and opportunities. 

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UCGIS Announces Award Winners for 2017

The review committees have diligently sorted through the nominations and the results are in. Join us in congratulating Ann Johnson for having been selected as the recipient of the 2017 UCGIS Education Award, Bhudu Bhaduri for the 2017 UCGIS Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award, and Dan Griffith for the 2017 UCGIS Research Award. Well done! We will honor each of these individuals during the upcoming 2017 Symposium in Arlington, Virginia. Thanks to all of the individuals who nominated people this year. 

Learn more about the UCGIS Awards program and see all of our previous winners.