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Register for UW-Madison’s 2016 Geospatial Summit









Register and submit an abstract for UW-Madison’s 2016 Geospatial Summit

Registration and call for participation is now open for this year’s Geospatial Summit.

The 2016 “Geospatial Summit” will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 10:30 am – 4:30 p.m. at Gordon Commons on the UW-Madison campus. The Summit is organized by the UW-Madison Geospatial Alliance, a group of faculty, staff, and students involved in GIS. The Alliance is a network for sharing information and resources, and helping support student needs through a help desk, online course schedules, and information about service-learning and career opportunities.


The Summit is open to all and there is no registration fee. Please register so we can keep you up-to-date on activities.


Are you doing interesting research, or service activities using geospatial technology? If so, consider submitting an abstract for a presentation. Only 15 presentations will be available to showcase your work. Consider presenting at the Summit even if you are not affiliated with UW-Madison — we welcome participants from the broader geospatial community. You can easily submit your abstract when you register.


This year, the Summit will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Joseph Kerski of Esri. Dr. Kerski is Esri’s Education Industry Curriculum Development Manager on the Education Team in Denver, CO. Before Esri he worked for many years as a geographer for the US Geological Survey and the US Census Bureau. Tentatively, his talk is: “Five Converging Trends: GIS&T on the World Stage.”


A special Education Roundtable session will kickoff the event from 10:30 to noon bringing together academics and professionals to discuss, “What geospatial workforce skills are on the horizon and how is higher education responding?”

For questions, contact Brenda Hemstead or Howard Veregin at the State Cartographer’s Office.