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Join us for the 26th Annual Gathering of GIS Professionals in California, presented on February 9-11, 2020 in Long Beach by the four California Chapters of URISA and the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)
Presentation and Workshop Proposals are Due September 23
We invite you to share your work using GIS and geospatial methods in all application areas and disciplines. As geospatial tools and technology have permeated our world, geospatial applications are present in all aspects of our lives ranging from “traditional” uses in government, industry and academia to emerging fields of location analytics, big data, drone mapping across disciplines as diverse as journalism, tourism, marketing and many others.  Regardless of how you implement geospatial technology in your work we encourage you to share. CalGIS provides a forum for GIS practitioners from students to seasoned professions to share their experiences, lessons learned, and tips and tricks with colleagues across the state.

Participation in CalGIS can be submitted in multiple formats, including presentations (individual or panel), posters and interactive maps, workshops, town halls, or any other means you’d like to suggest for best sharing your work.

Submit your proposal today at

Call for Workshop Proposals – Due September 23, 2019
Do you enjoy teaching/presenting?  Want to help transfer knowledge to the GIS community in California?  We are soliciting educational content and instructors for full-day and half-day workshops. These courses are scheduled on Sunday, February 9 and attendance at one workshop is included with full registration. 

Suggested topics are provided for general reference only.  We welcome workshop topics of interest at all levels of expertise, from beginner to expert.  Learning objectives and takeaways will be vitally important components of your proposal, along with a full course outline, any pre-requisites or knowledge required, classroom setup needs, and instructors' biographies. If selected, instructors for each workshop may elect to receive an honorarium or free registration to CalGIS 2020.
Suggested Workshop Topics (all relevant topics will be considered):
•Data Quality Management/Metadata/Best Practices
•Leadership and Management
•Professional Development & Certification
•Open Source or Commercial Geospatial Applications
• Ensuring Map and App Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities  
•Use of UAVs/Drones
•URISA Certified Workshops
•Other topics of interest to the community

Call for Presentation Proposals - Due September 23, 2019
The agenda is developed by reviewing submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The 2020 Planning Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, mini-workshops, and panel discussions.
We welcome topics of interest at all levels, from beginner to expert.  All proposals received will be reviewed and considered for the program.

Presentation Format:
Complete session—Comprised of one subject covered by one or more presenters. The expectation is that the depth and complexity of the issue merits the longer time. A complete session is 90 minutes in length.
Panel discussion —A panel is a 60-90 minute presentation which encourages interaction and discussion between the panelists and the audience. Panel presentations should include at least three panelists all speaking on aspects of a particular topic.
Mini-workshop—A 90-minute seminar, forum, or tutorial presented by an individual or small team on a particular topic. Topics could range from a technical “how-to” to policy and governance.
Single presentation—individual presentation that will be scheduled on its own. Each presenter is allotted approximately 25 minutes, including questions from the attendees.

All Workshop and Presentation Proposals – Due September 23, 2019

Do you have a paper map, project poster, story map, or interactive web map application that you’d like to show at CalGIS 2020?  We can do that!  Check back soon for the details and deadlines. 
NorCal URISA's Thirsty Third Tuesday Mappy Hour is happening
September 17 on the rooftop of Sacrament Brewing/Burgers & Brewhouse on 1616 J Street in Sacramento. No actual mapping, just mappy networking -  GIS Professionals and friends are welcome!
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