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Call for Content

The Illinois GIS Association welcomes your presentation proposals for the 2024 ILGISA Annual Conference taking place on October 20-22, 2024. This year's Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel and Conference Center.

Submission Categories:

  • Lightning Talks (5 minutes): In 5 minutes show off a project, tool, script or anything geospatial that might not warrant a longer presentation but is still of value.
  • Presentations (30/60 minutes): Share your insights, experiences, and research findings in GIS through presentations. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
    • Latest trends and projects using GIS applications (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, Web AppBuilder, Storymaps, Dashboards, Experience Builder, Survey123 etc.)
    • Geographic Information Science (GISc)
    • Machine learning and AI
    • Real Time GIS
    • Geospatial Visualization (2D/3D)
    • How to source GIS data
    • Mobile GIS tools and projects
    • Using Unmanned Aerial Systems
    • GIS in Government
    • GIS for Emergency Response & Transportation
    • GIS for Utilities & Asset Management
    • Cartography
    • Photogrammetry / LiDAR
    • Open Source software (QGIS, Carto, Leaflet, PostGIS)
  • Workshops (90 minutes): Lead hands-on workshops to impart practical skills and techniques in GIS tools and software. Workshop topics may include:
    • GIS Software (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.)
    • Dashboards
    • Scripting (Arcade, Python, SQL, etc)
    • Web Mapping and Application Development
    • Data Collection and Field Mapping
    • Geospatial Data Visualization
    • Advanced Spatial Analysis
  • Panels (60/90 minutes): Facilitate discussions on pressing issues, trends, and challenges in the GIS community. Panel topics may include:
    • Careers in GIS
    • GIS Students
    • Future Directions of GIS
    • Diversity and Inclusion in Geospatial Technology
    • GIS Ethics and Privacy
    • Industry Perspectives: GIS in the Public and Private Sectors

Submission Guidelines:

  • Presentation, workshop and panel proposals should include a title, abstract (250 words maximum), and brief bio(s) of the presenter(s).
  • All presenters must pay registration fees for the conference.
  • Presentations should be informative and educational - not sales oriented.
  • If you are proposing more than one presentation, please submit a separate form for each.
  • The submission deadline is July 26th, 2024.


Don't miss this opportunity to share your expertise, connect with peers, and contribute to the advancement of GIS knowledge and practice. Let's make the 2024 Illinois GIS Association Annual Conference a memorable and enriching experience for all!

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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