Presentations for GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference are now being accepted. The conference will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ont. Abstract submissions are due March 1.

This year’s event will bring together an international audience of geographic information systems (GIS) professionals to present, discuss, analyze and share their experiences in the geospatial arena.

Presentation formats can range from formal speaking slots and panel discussions to casual luncheon presentations. The conference committee has provided an extensive list to spark presentation topic ideas:

  • Addressing
  • Advocacy
  • Aerial Photography, Remote Sensing and LiDAR
  • Agency Collaboration
  • Application Development
  • Architecture and Integration
  • Best Practices, Certifications and Continuing Education
  • Big Data
  • Capital Asset Management
  • Career Advancement
  • Cartography and Map Design
  • Census
  • Civic Engagement and Public Participation 
  • Developing quality RFPs and measuring ROI
  • Education (particularly K-12 and post-secondary)
  • Emerging Technologies and the Cloud
  • Environmental Conservation and Management
  • First Nation GIS
  • GeoDesign
  • GIS and 911; Emergency Response; Hazard Mitigation, Fire Management; Earthquake or Flood Response
  • Map Publication Systems and Applications
  • Mobile Applications and GPS
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Open Data
  • Open Source GIS
  • Private Sector Innovations
  • Program Management and Planning
  • Projects, Implementations and Strategies
  • Public Health
  • Renewable Energy and Climate Change
  • Smart Cities
  • Soft Skills Development
  • Surveying
  • 3D GIS
  • Transportation and Transit
  • Urban Planning
  • Utilities: Water, Wastewater, Electrical, Gas, Stormwater, Phone, Broadband, etc.

Complete details and an online submission form can be found here.