2017 UCGIS Symposium

Key BridgeJoin us May 23-25 at the Hyatt Arlington in Arlington, Virginia, for a top-notch gathering with your fellow GIScience and GIS&T academic peers. Our theme, CyberGIS and Diverse Partnerships for Geospatial Workforce Development, represents the world in which many of our students are working, now and into the future. High-performance computing powers much of what we do today with online geospatial activities and our projects increasingly require coordination among multi-disciplinary teams. Hear first hand how this is influencing our academic worlds. 

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 $500 awards based on their poster presentations. 

Plan your travel to take advantage of our pre-Symposium Workshops on Monday May 22.  A great opportunity for free or low cost professional development.

Just announced: two optional Field Trips to discover and explore Georgetown University or the social and commercial sights of Georgetown itself. 

Register today!  


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.