There are over 25 speaker sessions planned for the 2019 conference. Speaker presentations are 45 minutes in length (including Q & A). Individuals and organizations interested in speaking at the conference are encouraged to submit their abstracts for consideration. Non-commercial presentations only. Sales promotions for products or services disguised as proposals will be declined.

Submit your Abstract > > HERE

Selection Criteria

Abstracts for all presentations will be reviewed and selected by the GeoAlberta Speaker Committee.  The Speaker Committee will select abstract submissions using the following criteria:

Value of the Subject:

The presentation scope and originality must be of interest to a significant number of conference attendees. Your abstract shall indicate which audience segment would be most interested in your presentation and what will be learned from the presentation. Ideally, your presentation will provide conference attendees with:

    • New skills, capabilities and techniques to apply to their work in the Geomatics and GIS Industry
    • Real-life examples of how others are implementing and using Geomatics and GIS in their own organizations to enable strategic and operational initiatives effectively
  • Exposure to cutting edge tools and insights into best practices that attendees can apply to their daily work

Quality: Abstracts will be reviewed for quality, originality, and innovation. They will be reviewed and ranked for acceptance and placement in the program.

Topics of Interest: The 2019 GeoAlberta Conference theme is Transcending Geospatial Technology. Based on the theme and on feedback from previous conferences and current trends, below are topics of interest:

  • Enterprise GIS
  • GIS Strategy & Management
  • Smart Cities
  • Real-Time Applications
  • Self-Serve Applications
  • Field and Mobile Data Collection
  • Drone/UAV & GIS
  • Mapping Underground Utilities
  • Well Mapping
  • Open Data/Big Data
  • Spatial Analytics
  • GIS in Emergency & Disaster Operations
  • GIS in Public Safety/Law Enforcement

Why Present at GeoAlberta? 

  • Participating at GeoAlberta is a great way to connect with your peers and other subject-matter-experts working in similar industries, share knowledge in a face-to-face setting, and expand your network with colleagues from across the province.  By presenting at GeoAlberta you have the opportunity to brand yourself as a thought leader in our profession.
  • Pursuing your GISP designation? Presenting at the GeoAlberta Conference will earn you one point towards the minimum 8 necessary in the ‘Contributions to the Profession’ category.
  • Primary presenters receive a 50% discount on their registration fee, a considerable discount if booked before the Early Bird Deadline.

For inquiries please contact the GeoAlberta Speakers Committee

Important Dates

Call for Papers April 24, 2019                                                                 
Session Abstract Deadline July 31, 2019
Notification to Accepted Presenters August 30, 2019
Notification to Declined Presenters August 30, 2019
GeoAlberta Conference Dates November 13-14, 2019
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