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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 18 = UW GIS Day

Campus GIS Users:

Wednesday, November 18th is GIS Day and the University of Washington will highlight and celebrate the transformational role of Geographic Information Science (GIS) by hosting a day-long event in the UW Libraries' Research Commons.

UW GIS Day Agenda:

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Welcome & Light Refreshments (coffee and doughnuts)
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Lightning Talks 1: Non-Students - Submit a Proposal!
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Speaker Session #1: Mapping for Social Good
·         Marty Schnure,
·         Andrew Powers & Christy Heaton, MaptimeSEA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Lightning Talks 2: Students - Submit a Proposal!
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Speaker Session #2: The State of GIS Education Today
·         Nick Chrisman, RMIT University
·         Michael Goodchild, UC Santa Barbara/UW

Interested in presenting at GIS Day? We could still use a few more people to give lightning talks. There are going to be two sessions: one for student presenters and one for non-students. Submit your proposal for a lightning talk here:

UW Students: Win a $75 UW Bookstore gift card at this year’s UW GIS Day! All you need to do is give a 5 minute lightning talk at UW GIS Day. Audience members will vote on their favorite based on style and content. The winner will receive a $75 UW Bookstore gift card!

Contact Matt Parsons at for more information.

We hope you will join us!

-Matt Parsons, on behalf of the GIS Day Planning Group

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