CalGIS 2020 Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited

Des Plaines, IL (August 14, 2019) The California URISA Chapters and the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) are pleased to invite workshop and presentation proposals for CalGIS 2020 February 9-11, 2020 at the Hilton Long Beach. The CalGIS 2020 educational program is developed through a peer review of submissions received. 

Workshop Proposals: Full-day and half-day workshops are invited at all levels of expertise, from beginner to expert.  Learning objectives and takeaways are important components of proposals, along with a course outline, any pre-requisites or knowledge required, and instructor biographies. Some suggested workshop topics include:

  • 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
  • Cartography
  • URISA Certified Workshops
  • Other topics of interest to the community

Workshop proposals are due on or before  September 23, 2019

Presentation Proposals: 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.

Presentation proposals are due on or before  September 23, 2019. 

Complete details and online submission forms are posted online: 

Event Hosts



Wendy Nelson
Executive Director - URISA
Email Contact    847-824-6300


Mark Your Calendar:

URISA GIS Leadership Academy - August 19-23, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario Canada

GIS-Pro 2019 – September 28-October 2, 2019 – New Orleans, Louisiana

URISA GIS Leadership Academy – October 21-25, 2019 – Phoenix, Arizona

URISA’s 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference – November 18-21, 2019 – Port of Spain, Trinidad

CalGIS 2020 – February 9-11, 2020 – Long Beach, California

2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference – March 23-26, 2020 – Louisville, Kentucky

GIS-Pro 2020 – September 27-October 1, 2020 – Baltimore, Maryland



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