Call for Proposals - University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Symposium
For the first time ever, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS.org), the national hub for the GIScience academic community will be holding our annual Symposium in Honolulu at the end of May 2020.
While the program will be academic in nature, our plan for the program is to provide an interesting collection of thematically coherent sessions on a broad range of topics that each combine presentations on basic research in GIScience plus related education and application issues.
Since Hawaii is my home and I’m President, I have decreed that we will make the Saturday afternoon available as a half day registration specifically for the Hawaii professional GIS community. We’ll offer 2 or 3 of these sessions followed by a Pau Hana when you can mingle with GIS professors, grad students and researchers from across the US. I realize many of our local professionals did not get the chance to study GIS in college, so this will give you some idea of what’s going on in the Ivory Tower these days.
We are still putting together the program, and have an open call out (deadline this Friday 11/15!) to the academic community. In an effort to get as much local content as possible, and since I know that many of you support the work of scientists from various universities across the US, I thought I’d see if any of you might have some academic colleagues you might engage in preparing a proposal.
Please get in touch with me if you want to bounce ideas for proposals. Deadline is Friday! Sorry for the short notice.
Karen K. Kemp, Ph.D. GISP
Professor Emerita of the Practice of Spatial Sciences
Spatial Sciences Institute
USC Dana and David Dornsife
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
University of Southern California
President, UCGIS 2019-2020
Hawai’i Tel: +1 (808) 987-8788