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Host of CBC Radio’s Spark | Author of The Virtual Self
May 3RD & 4th, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 PM
Held over two days - 4 hours of program sessions with afternoon workshops and Special Events
THE GEOSPATIAL AND INFORMATION COMMUNITY'S ANNUAL PROGRAM EVENT WITH EXECUTIVE PRESENTATIONS, EXPO, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING AND A BESOCIAL
Theme: BeConnected: The power of Geospatial relating to connectivity, collaboration, communication and creating solutions. Topics will cover areas in handling change through impact, disruption and innovation perspectives. A glimpse into the geospatial future with creative strategies and approaches for geospatial and information professionals.
Focus: How organizations cooperate in geospatial and data implementations emphasizing connecting and combining sources (geospatial and non-geospatial) to create solutions.
BeConnected: A glimpse into the geospatial future with strategies for geospatial and information professionals.
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Host of CBC Radio’s Spark | Author of The Virtual Self
Nora Young is an informed and ideal guide for anyone looking to examine — and plan for — the ever-changing, high-tech landscape. As the host and creator of Spark, CBC’s national radio show and podcast about technology and culture, and the author of The Virtual Self, Young demystifies technology and explains how it is shaping our lives, as well as the larger world around us. She helps audiences understand trends in big data, new technologies, machine learning, and more.
Young was the founding host of CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera, where she often discussed topics related to new media and technology. Her work has also been featured in print, online, and television and she is also a committed hobby podcaster. Her favourite technology is her bicycle.
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Spotlight This Month
BeSpatial - The Geospatial and Information Community recognizes you for your hard work, creativity and dedication and thanks all who have entered s submission to this annual opportunity for one of our BCAs - Best Challenge Awards. The BeSpatial 2022 recipients will be announced during the AWARDS ceremony on May 3, 2022.
For past winners, please visit our Awards and Recognition Page
Nathan Adams 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.
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Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2022
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, 2022
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 2022 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:
- power their business by turning data into knowledge
- develop geospatial data and technology mindset
- determine how to optimize business results by implementing location intelligence
- prepare for the next wave of geospatial technologies
- find out what new developments will influence the digital transformation
- prepare for a new type of jobs which will require new skills and a high degree of adaptability
We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail: BeSpatial with any questions!
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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.
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