May 4 & 5, 2021
8:30 am - 1:00 PM
Held over two mornings - 4 hours of program sessions with afternoon workshops and Special Events
Get access to keynotes and session livestreams
Hear the keynotes from Biju Misra and Alex Miller along with executive and session presentations from other thought-provoking speakers.
May 4th Agenda (coming soon)
May 5th Agenda (coming soon)
Registration is now open!
THE GEOSPATIAL AND INFORMATION COMMUNITY'S ANNUAL PROGRAM EVENT WITH EXECUTIVE PRESENTATIONS, EXPO, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING AND A BESOCIAL
BeSpatial'21 Resiliency: A glimpse into the geospatial future with strategies for geospatial and information professionals.
We are excited to announce our annual event and expo. The venue is virtual. The theme is Resiliency: A glimpse into the geospatial future with strategies for geospatial and information professionals.
As competing pressures, disruptive tools and a dizzying array of new options force organizations into the future, professionals in many disciplines need to be resilient. They need to think strategically about how to prepare themselves and their organizations for a bumpy road ahead. The ongoing digital transformation changes everything we do.
Geospatial has a strong future. Your participation is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase how your organization has been dealing with business challenges by using the location of anything, which is increasingly becoming everything.
The BeSpatial ’21 virtual conference provides an opportunity for geospatial professionals to showcase their achievements, best practices and challenges preparing for and adapting to the predicted and unpredicted changes in future.
The presentation speakers will help your fellow geospatial community members and other participants to look into the glimpses of the geospatial future including creative strategies, geospatial intelligence, technological trends, legal issues, open data and stewardship.
Our 2-days conference is designed to help geospatial and information professionals to:
About us: A geospatial and information-focused association that is recognized as the premier non-profit organization for the community in Ontario promoting information sharing and interoperability with other relevant professional organizations, government organizations, private industry and educational institutions.
Please register separately below for our Workshop and Town Hall
We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail: BeSpatial with any questions!
Thank you to our Event Sponsors
Spotlight This Month
BeSpatial - The Geospatial and Information Community recognizes you for your hard work, creativity and dedication by giving you an annual opportunity to apply for one of our BCAs - Best Challenge Awards. 2020 Winners were announced at our Annual General Meeting online event on September 23rd, 2020. The BeSpatial'21 recipients will be announced during the AWARDS ceremony on May 4, 2021.
For past winners, please visit our Awards and Recognition Page
Student Bursary Award
The BeSpatial Student Bursary is an annual award that recognizes the contributions of students studying at Ontario post-secondary institutions to the geospatial and information community. This is a great opportunity for students to get name recognition and begin participating in community events.
To be eligible for this award, students must be currently enrolled in a certificate, diploma, post-graduate diploma, undergraduate, or graduate studies program in Ontario.
Broad topics for consideration can include the application of GIS in the following areas: Education, Geomatics Engineering, Environment, Natural Resources, Public Safety, Transportation, Facility and Asset Management, Business, and Analytics.
For more information Click Here.
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
MApps (Maps and Applications) People's Choice Award & Gallery
You've worked hard to create a map or application for your organization and now is your chance to show it off to other GIS professionals and colleagues from around the Province at BeSpatial AGM! You have the opportunity to show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application.
Submissions Open until March 26th, 2021
Network online with your GIS community
Network in a virtual format to collaborate with your peers.
Experience the Expo and BeSpatial Showcase online
Browse the sponsors and exhibitors through our virtual format. Interact with exhibitors and displays to win prizes
Interact with the online Map Gallery
Look through the best maps and apps submitted by other attendees. See what you can do with smart maps and the art of cartography. Cast your votes for the MApps awards.
Learn in virtual sessions and workshops
Held over two mornings - 4 hours of program sessions followed by afternoon workshops, a YPN session and other networking opportunities.
Once you submit your registration, you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. If we are unable to confirm the information provided, we will reach out to you. Additional information about the event, such as the schedule and how to access the conference, will follow.
We are recognized as the premier geospatial and information non-profit organization in Ontario. where members share their experiences through networking and program events for the use and integration of spatial data, information, applications and technologies that provide solutions and solve challenges in both the public and private sectors.
Become a Member
Show your commitment to the Geospatial Community by joining us. Be part of a dynamic geospatial and information community whose mandate is to advance the effective application of spatial and information to enable business services and decision making.
MEMBER BENEFITS Education and research.
Networking. Discounts and member-only events.