Upcoming events

Follow Us

Twitter Feed

Log in

BeSpatial Logo

BeSpatial Event

Creating lasting geospatial partnerships

  • January 30, 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street, Greater Sudbury, Ontario


  • Student Full time or recent graduate seeking employment.

Registration is closed

An In-Person Event in Sudbury, Ontario

BeSpatial Ontario and Acorn Information Solutions are thrilled to announce the upcoming GIS in-person event to be held in Sudbury, Ontario!

This highly anticipated gathering will delve into the dynamic realm where Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial partnerships intersect, promising a day of insightful discussions and knowledge exchange. 

This event aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts from various disciplines to explore and discuss the significant role GIS plays in addressing geospatial and data challenges. Come out to hear how lasting geospatial partnerships can add value to your initiatives and inform decision making. 

Please share this information with your colleagues who may not be aware of BeSpatial events. 

Event Details:

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

8:30 am - 5:30 pm (social gathering from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON

Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee service and social networking is included.

When you register, you will receive a complimentary 2024 BeSpatial membership!

Your contribution and support plays a crucial role in supporting this geospatial and information community event and ensuring its success.

If you have questions, dietary restrictions, or accessibility needs, please contact: Shawn Croisier scroisier@ssmic.com


Continental Breakfast - 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Keynote Speaker

Speaker: Chris North, Principal - 43 North GIS Consulting Inc.

GIS Inflection Point: Re-Defining the Business Value of GIS for the Organization

GIS has been around for decades. Almost all organizations in the municipal space have some level of GIS capability, and there are numerous ‘Maturity Models’ and approaches that can be used to measure the so-called ‘Business Value’ of GIS. Yet often these are focused on the mechanics of a GIS and/or measure value by overly simplified indicators. This talk will make the case that time has come to re-define what the business value of a GIS is, and how it should be measured in the modern context.

Morning Presentations
  • Jasmine Sohal, Senior Technical Solutions Specialist - Esri Canada
  • Karen Lehtonen, Acting Manager of Health and Social Services Projects - Acorn Information Solutions
  • Suzanne Gunn, GIS Specialist, Business Lead - Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

Lunch - 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

Afternoon Presentations

  • Al Douglas, President - Climate Risk Institute
  • Susan Muleme Kasumba, Director, Business Development - Airborne Imaging Inc.
  • Paul Giroux, Innovation Officer - Greater Sudbury Hydro 
  • James Donaldson, District Manager and Stacie White, Regional Technical Manager - Eagleview/ Pictometry  Canada
Panel Discussion 

Social Networking Hour

What Awaits You:

Engaging Presentations: Esteemed speakers will share their collaborative GIS partnership stories and how these interactions have aided their business and career journey. Their valuable insights are sure to inspire you!

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow attendees who share your passion for GIS, and data analytics solutions. Build meaningful professional connections and foster collaboration.

Interactive Q&A Sessions: Engage in lively and enriching Q&A discussions with our esteemed speakers. Pose questions and delve deeper into the GIS applications presented.

Best Practices: Immerse yourself in learning best practices from others showcasing the latest GIS tools and technologies. Witness firsthand how GIS is revolutionizing business and government efforts.

Join the Movement: Together, let us be a driving force behind positive change and the pursuit of a more collaborative, more sustainable world through the power of GIS. We envision this event as a catalyst for innovative solutions and lasting partnerships.

Save the Date, Share the Invitation: Mark your calendars and extend our invitation to your peers and colleagues. Your presence will undoubtedly enrich the event, and we hope to see you there!

If you have questions, dietary restrictions, or accessibility needs, please contact: Shawn Croisier scroisier@ssmic.com

Benefits of being a BeSpatial member:

Grow your Geospatial and Information Network

Being part of the Ontario community connects you to other geospatial and information professionals across multiple sectors. Attending our events, workshops and webinars allows you to meet other users experiencing the same challenges that you face. It's an opportunity to build partnerships and share ideas.

Receive the Latest News

As a member of the community, you will receive our regular eNews email blasts, which will keep you up to date on the latest geospatial and information news, events, job postings and more that are happening in Ontario.  

Earn Professional Credits

Members earn credits towards professional designations such as the GISP by being members and attending or presenting at Ontario geospatial events.

Member Discounts and Access to Library of Session Recordings

Offers discounted member prices to all of our and services such as job postings, webinars and onsite events. Members also have access to past recordings from our webinars and our annual virtual event. 


  Greater Sudbury Utilities 

BeSpatial Event 

About Us

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.  


 Education and research.

 Networking.

 Discounts and member-only events.

Find Us

Contact: INFO

BeSpatial Logo

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software