GIS Day

Discover the science of where

November 15 - 19, 2021
Virtual Event

Celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Days 2021 alongside colleagues, classmates, and community leaders from across Canada at this week of free virtual, interactive events.

Not technical? That's okay! Maps and mapping technology are more accessible now than ever before. Plus there will be a wide range of presentations throughout the week, so everyone from GIS beginners to experts in the field can join in.

Registration opens in October and remains open throughout the week of events to accommodate last-minute participation.

Want to learn more about what to expect at GIS Days? Check out this year’s schedule.

Get involved!

We’re accepting GIS Days presentation submissions for lightning talks (7-minute presentations), demonstrations (15 minutes), and tutorials (30 minutes).

Deadline for submissions is end of day October 11, 2021. As we plan to release the preliminary GIS Days schedule, we encourage you to submit your presentation topic early. You’ll be able to add to and edit abstracts and bios once the schedule is in order.

Submit your GIS Days presentation

Wondering where to start? Take a look back at previous GIS Days for inspiration:

GIS Days is your chance to:

  • Explore the world of digital maps and GIS through short, 7-minute lightning talks.
  • Discover how to take advantage of mapping technology in your research, education, or for your next job interview by attending one of the demonstrations or tutorials.

Join us the evening of Nov. 17 for a geography-themed trivia event. Lots of prizes up for grabs. All are welcome!

Schedule

Monday, Nov. 15

Lightning talk session, 9:30 am

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Demonstration session, 11:00 am

Duration: 1 hour
(20 minutes per presentation)

Networking session, 12:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Lightning talk session, 2:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour
(7 minutes per presentation)

Lightning talk session, 3:30 pm

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Networking session, 5:00 pm

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Lightning talk session, 9:30 am

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Demonstration session, 11:00 am

Duration: 1 hour
(20 minutes per presentation)

Networking session, 12:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Lightning talk session, 2:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour
(7 minutes per presentation)

Lightning talk session, 3:30 pm

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Networking session, 5:00 pm

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Lightning talk session, 9:30 am

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Demonstration session, 11:00 am

Duration: 1 hour
(20 minutes per presentation)

Networking session, 12:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Lightning talk session, 2:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour
(7 minutes per presentation)

Lightning talk session, 3:30 pm

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Trivia event, 7:30 pm

Duration: 3 hours (approximately)
Prizes to be won

Thursday, Nov. 18

Lightning talk session, 9:30 am

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Demonstration session, 11:00 am

Duration: 1 hour
(20 minutes per presentation)

Networking session, 12:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Lightning talk session, 2:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour
(7 minutes per presentation)

Lightning talk session, 3:30 pm

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Networking session, 5:00 pm

Duration: 45 minutes
(7 minutes per presentation)

Friday, Nov. 19

GIS Tutorial offered by Esri Canada, 10:00 am

Duration: 4 hours (approximately)

Event collaborators

Photo and video consent

Western Libraries will be shooting photos and video at this event to be used for future promotional purposes related to Western Libraries, Western University, and our events. By attending this event, attendees consent to their image being used for such purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katrina Fortner.