Geography and GIS Conferences

Geography conferences offer both a learning and networking environment for professionals and academics in geography, GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and related fields. These events provide an ideal environment for people in the geospatial niche to share their latest findings, discuss industry trends, and connect with other GIS professionals.

Listed here are upcoming geography, GIS, remote sensing, and geography events, conferences, and webinars. Always check the conference page for the latest information for any particular event.  

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April 2024

MidAmerica GIS Consortium – 2024 Symposium
April 15 – 18, 2024
Omaha, NE, USA

This symposium is aimed towards those involved in mapmaking, location services, and data management. It offers opportunities for networking, presentations, workshops, and keynotes, with a focus on geospatial technology’s value.

April 30, 2024
Washington, D.C., USA

FedGeoDay is an event devoted to open geospatial ecosystems, including open-source software, collaborative mapping, open science challenges, and seeks to facilitate innovation across the U.S. federal government. Federal program managers, industry leaders, and NGOs gather at this annual event to explore the potential of open geospatial systems for their organizations, featuring participation from various government agencies and technology firms.

GIS in Action
April 30 – May 1, 2024
Portland, OR, USA

The 32nd Annual GIS In Action Conference, organized by the Cascadia Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (ORURISA), is scheduled to take place at the Portland Building and Standard Insurance Building in Portland, Oregon.

May 2024

GEOINT 2024 Symposium
May 5-8, 2024
Kissimmee, FL, USA

The nation’s largest gathering of GEOINT professionals, this symposium explores the importance of geospatial intelligence in all dimensions and domains, with a focus on technological and geopolitical landscapes

Annual Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group
May 10, 2024
Santa Cruz, CA, USA and remote

This year’s topic is Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for GIS, primarily focusing on marine environments.

June 2024

2024 IMAGIN Annual Conference
June 2 – 4, 2024
Thompsonville, MI, USA

The 2024 IMAGIN Annual Conference is a significant gathering of primarily Michigan-based GIS professionals and enthusiasts in the field of geospatial information and technology. This annual conference focuses on the latest advancements, practical applications, and emerging trends in geographic information systems (GIS), offering a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and professional development.

July 2024

Esri User Conference
July 15 – 19, 2024 
San Diego, CA, USA

The 2024 Esri User Conference, taking place from July 15 to 19 in San Diego, California, is known as the world’s largest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) conference. This event offers attendees opportunities to hear from industry leaders and peers, explore a Map Gallery, interact with Esri technical experts, and learn about the latest products and solutions in GIS. The conference includes a Plenary Session with thought leaders and Esri President Jack Dangermond, specialized training sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibitions from sponsors showcasing GIS-powered products and services​.

August 2024

CPGIS’2024 – The 31st International Conference on Geoinformatics
August 14 – 16, 2024
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This conference is focused on Geospatial Sciences for Sustainability, offering sessions on various streams like GIS for smart cities, environmental monitoring, public health, and sustainable natural resource management​.

September 2024

EO for Africa Symposium 2024
September 23 – 26, 2024
Frascati, Italy

The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to host the 2024 EO for Africa Symposium from 23 to 26 September at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, in collaboration with key partners including the African Union Commission, European Commission, and NASA.

October 2024

GIS-Pro 2024
October 7 – 10, 2024
Portland, ME, USA

Organized by URISA, GIS-Pro 2024 serves as a key gathering for GIS professionals looking to enhance their skills, network, and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the GIS field. The event focuses on workshops, training sessions, and presentations by industry experts.

Esri Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference
October 22 – 24, 2024
Palm Springs, CA, USA

The 2024 Esri Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference, scheduled for October 22–24 in Palm Springs, CA, is an event for professionals in infrastructure management across various industries to explore the sustainable and connected future through GIS technology. Participants will have opportunities to present their success stories, share valuable GIS insights, and engage with industry leaders and decision-makers​