Conservation & Communities – Symposium by NY/NJ Chapter

“Trends in Geospatial Technology”April 16th, 2019, Hunter College, West Building – 695 Park Ave – New York, NY

Join the Society for Conservation GIS in New York City for a GIS symposium focused on current trends in geospatial technology applied to conservation and communities. This event contains technical training and networking for students and GIS professionals in a collaborative learning environment. Tech talks feature new technology, innovative workflows, code, and modeling for tackling conservation challenges. Discover the work of others through lightning talks and posters. Relax and enjoy good company at the Happy Hour.

  • Who is hosting this event? NY/NJ SCGIS chapter in partnership with Hunter College.
  • How much does attending cost? $20 for members, and $30 for non-members. Note that the afternoon lightning talks and poster sessions are free to students and we have volunteer options for students as well!
  • Can students get in for free? Yes! Limited volunteer spots are available which waive all fees — Email with your volunteer availability. Volunteer responsibilities may include set-up before the event, registration table, tear-down following the event. Limited spots are available.
  • Can I have more information about SCGIS and becoming a member? Yes! You can become a member at the conference, and learn more about the great organization here on the SCGIS website. www.about-scgis-membership.html
  • Is lunch provided? No, but we are providing breakfast and snacks and allowing 1 hour for lunch – there are many great options around Hunter and even a cafeteria at Hunter.
  • Can I get a refund if I can’t attend the symposium? Planning a symposium is difficult and requires planning for the correct number of attendees. Our refund policy includes the following:
  • If you cancel your registration by March 16, a 50% refund will be issued. Unfortunately, we cannot issue a refund within 1 month of the event. Thanks for your understanding!

Conference Highlights                (Agenda below)

  • Tech Talks – Technology training for conservation
  • Lightning Talks
  • Poster session
  • Happy Hour

Important Dates

  • Conference registration opens: Feb 21st
  • Abstract for lightning talks and posters due date: April 2nd                                                                                     

More about us

NY/NJ SCGIS chapter, created in June 2017, has the purpose of establishing a forum and facilitating events to provide education and networking opportunities for individuals and organizations that are interested in applying geospatial technologies toward natural and cultural heritage conservation efforts or projects in the New York and New Jersey regional area.

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Poster and Lightning Talk Submission!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! We are accepting submissions for the Lightning Talks and Poster Sessions through April 2.

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