UCGIS Symposium 2019 Schedule

Monday, June 10

8:30 am - 5 pm

Pre-Symposium Workshops

6:30 – 9:00 pm

 UCGIS Board of Directors, Officers & Committee Chairs: Dinner and Board Meeting.

Tuesday, June 11

7:30 am

 Registration Desk Open

9:00 am

 Opening Session with Program Committee

  • Welcome greetings and introductions by President Alberto Giordano
  • Overview of the conference theme: Geospatial Humanities

9:30 am

Keynote: David Bodenhamer, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis

Beyond GIS: The Emergence of Spatial Humanities

10:30 am


10:50 am

Session: Funding Geospatially-focused Research in Uncertain Times


  • David Berringer, National Institute of Health
  • Sushil Prasad, National Science Foundation
  • Ted Payne, Housing & Urban Development
  • Curtissa Coleman, Housing & Urban Development

12:00 pm

Lunch: On your own in local restaurants

1:30 pm

Panel: Integrating Space and Place in GIScience: Examples, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • Clio Andris, Pennsylvania State University
  • Karl Grossner, University of Pittsburgh
  • Yingjie Hu, University at Buffalo
  • James Thatcher, University of Washington, Tacoma

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

Parallel Paper Sessions

4:45 pm

Daily Wrap Up and & Final Thoughts by the Program Committee

5:00 pm

Free Time

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Reception & Poster Presentations

  • Introduction of new UCGIS Fellow (Marc Armstrong, University of Iowa)
  • Introduction of UCGIS Election Candidates

Wednesday, June 12

7:30 am

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am

Committee Meetings

9:00 am

Morning Greetings & Review of Action Items & Opportunities

9:15 am

Keynote: Brett Bobley, National Endowment for the Humanities

10:15 am


10:30 am

Education, Training, and the Geospatial Domain

  • Cyber Literacy for Geographic Information Science (Eric Shook)
  • Update on the GIS&T Body of Knowledge (John Wilson)
  • BoK Prospective Use Survey & Google Analytics (Steve Moore)
  • European BoK (Danny Vandenbroucke)
  • Ideas from the GIScience Education Goals workshop (Steve Moore)
  • a few thoughts on GIS&T programmatic accreditation in higher education (Diana Sinton)

11:50 am

 Lunch (provided for all Symposium registrants) & the UCGIS Council Meeting

  • Executive Director's Report
  • Update on TRELIS
  • Update on the 2019 Summer School
  • Elections for UCGIS President-Elect and Board Directors

1:30 pm

Parallel Paper Sessions

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Panel: Building a Bridge to the Humanities with GIScience

  • Ed Ayers, University of Richmond
  • Kathy Hart, Library of Congress
  • Robert Tally, Texas State University
4:30 pm

 UCGIS 2019 Award Presentations

  • Education Award: John Wilson, University of Southern California
  • Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award: Guido Cervone, Pennsylvania State University
  • Research Award: Keith Clarke, UC Santa Barbara
5:00 pm

 Free Time, and Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, June 13: UCGIS 2.0 Town Hall

8:00 am

Registration Desk Open

8:30 am

Overview of Activities & Goals for the Day

8:45 am

Presentations: Wither GIS in Higher Education

  • David Cowen, University of South Carolina, "GIS Maturity Model in Academia "
  • David DiBiase, Esri: "Thoughts about Relevant and Interesting Trends in Higher Education"

10:00 am


10:30 am

Town Hall: Presentations and General Discussion

  • Mission & Vision Statement
  • Membership & Partners
  • Events & other Activities

12:00 pm

Lunch (provided for all Symposium registrants)

1:00 pm

Group Discussion & Drafting of Recommendations for the Board

  • Group 1: Mission
  • Group 2: Membership & Partners
  • Group 3: Activities & Events
3:00 pm

 Optional: Working Sessions

  • Education Challenges 2020
  • Collaborative Proposal Development Discussions
5:00 - 7:00 pm

 Optional: Informal No-Host Gathering at Local Venue