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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July 2024

Esri User Conference

  • Date: July 15 – 19, 2024 
  • Location: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Description: 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​.

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting

  • Date: July 23-26, 2024
  • Location: Asheville, NC, USA
  • Description: The ESIP Summer Meeting brings together a diverse community of science, data, and information technology practitioners to explore innovations and best practices in earth science data management and interoperability.

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​.

International Geographical Congress

  • Date: August 24 – 30, 2024
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Description: This congress addresses various geographical disciplines and their role in solving global challenges. It includes presentations, workshops, and discussions on the latest research and developments in geography and geospatial sciences.

AGIC Education and Training Symposium

  • Date: August 27 – 30, 2024
  • Location: Prescott, AZ, USA
  • Description: The AGIC Annual Education & Training Symposium offers four days of educational training from experienced industry practitioners, including hands-on training workshops, presentations, lightning talks, poster displays, and mobile applications. The Expo features vendor exhibits with innovative GIS solutions and face-to-face interactions with experts from the GIS community. The unique focus on education and training with user-to-user communication promotes learning about real-life GIS experiences, geospatial standards, and many tips & tricks that will prove valuable for you and your organization. This Symposium is widely regarded as the top GIS / geospatial conference in Arizona.

September 2024

Commercial UAV Expo

  • Date: September 3 – 5, 2024
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Description: Focused on the commercial UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) market, this expo brings together professionals from various industries to discuss the latest innovations, regulations, and applications of UAV technology in geospatial data collection and analysis.

QGIS User Conference | 2024

  • Date: September 9-10, 2024
  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Description: The QGIS User Conference 2024 brings together GIS professionals, developers, and enthusiasts to share knowledge and advancements in open-source geospatial software. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops, presentations, and networking sessions focused on the latest features and applications of QGIS.

NSGIC Annual Conference

  • Date: September 22 – 27, 2024
  • Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Description: Organized by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), this conference brings together state and federal officials, industry leaders, and geospatial organizations to discuss key issues, share best practices, and network.

EO for Africa Symposium 2024

  • Date: September 23 – 26, 2024
  • Location: Frascati, Italy
  • Description: 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.

INTERGEO 2024

  • Date: September 24 – 26, 2024
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Description: This event is one of the largest conferences and trade fairs for geodesy, geoinformation, and land management. It provides a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and exploring the latest trends and innovations in the geospatial industry.

October 2024

GIS-Pro 2024

  • Date: October 7 – 10, 2024
  • Location: Portland, ME, USA
  • Description: 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.

ACM SIGSPATIAL 2024

  • Date: October 29 – November 1, 2024
  • Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Description: The ACM SIGSPATIAL conference focuses on advances in geographic information systems and provides a forum for original research covering all aspects of geospatial data, from applications to data storage and query processing.

Texas GIS Forum

  • Date: October 21 – 25, 2024
  • Location: Austin, TX, USA
  • Description: This forum provides geospatial professionals with the knowledge, connections, and experience to navigate new challenges, emerging trends, and the latest technology. It includes inspiring presentations, expert-led workshops, and opportunities to exchange ideas with peers from across the state.

Esri Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference

  • Date: October 22 – 24, 2024
  • Location: Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • Description: 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​

November 2024

Trimble Dimensions User Conference

  • Date: November 11 – 13, 2024
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Description: A major event for users of Trimble’s geospatial technologies, this conference offers insights into the latest innovations, practical applications, and opportunities to network with other professionals in the field.

16th International congress on Geomatics & Geographic Artificial Intelligence Applications Geo-Tunis 2024

  • Date: November 18 – 22, 2024
  • Location: Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia
  • Description: Geo-Tunis is the most important event in the MENA region on GIS and Geospace will be an occasion for participants from Arab, European, Maghreb and African countries to meet.

Health GIS: STAR (Spatial Thinking in Applied Research)

  • Date: November 20, 2024
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Each year, the third week of November marks Geography Awareness Week, with Wednesday of that week dedicated to celebrating GIS Day. Biennially, a special celebration for Health GIS Day is organized, bringing together GoH members and the global Health GIS community.

2024 Pacific Islands GIS and Remote Sensing Conference

  • Date: November 25 – 29, 2024
  • Location: Suva, Fiji
  • Description: For more than 20 years, the Pacific Islands GIS and Remote Sensing User Conference reputably hosts the largest Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) conference in the Pacific providing a platform for (i) GIS and RS users from nearly all Pacific Island Countries, (ii) satellite data, software, hardware and consulting enterprises and (iii) scientists from universities and research institutions. The conference allows these audiences to engage and discuss projects, news, and challenges involving spatial data and techniques. In addition, we dedicate a day to provide capacity building and information sharing workshop for all users to take part in.

December 2024

Innovation Days DC

  • Date: December 3-5, 2024
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Description: Hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), this event focuses on the future of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). It includes presentations, panel discussions, and collaborative activities with a focus on geospatial data technology, AI applications, and cloud migration.

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