UCGIS Symposium 2023 

GIScience in A Hybrid Physical-Virtual World

June 6-9, 2023 | Yale University, New Haven, CT

 Symposium: Tuesday, June 6 - Thursday, June 8

Workshops: Friday, June 9

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Tentative Schedule



We now live in an increasingly hybrid physical-virtual world enabled by modern technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has further prompted human activities in virtual space (e.g., zoom meetings, online shopping, online teaching, telehealth, etc.) and modified human activities in physical space. These changes in virtual space and in physical space often are intertwined with each other that create a hybrid physical-virtual world. Furthermore, changes taking place in this hybrid physical-virtual world have significant implications to major challenges in human societies around the world ranging from climate change to social justice. Is GIScience/GIS ready to handle these challenges in today's hybrid physical-virtual world? This symposium will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by GIScience in this increasingly hybrid physical-virtual world.

The 2023 Symposium will feature workshops, panel sessions, paper and poster presentations, and interactive working sessions.  We invite you to submit an abstract for a paper or poster session.  Students are especially encouraged to submit abstracts for lightning talks and the poster competition, and accepted student abstracts will be eligible for complimentary registration.

 Important Dates

  • April 14, 2023: Final Symposium schedule published

  • June 6 – 9, 2023: Symposium and Workshops


Registration rates


Ends March 31

After March 31 

UCGIS Member 

$275  $325

Student Member

$75 $75


$350 $400

Student Non-Member

$150 $150

Single Day 

$125 $150




 More information on workshop registration will be available as soon as we have the list of workshops finalized.

The Symposium 2023 Program Committee

Shih-Lung Shaw, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Harvey Miller, The Ohio State University
Jane Read, Syracuse University
Miriam Olivares, Yale University
Amy Rock, UCGIS