Call for Presentations

Get Smart! Smarter Communities with GIS

Event Details

Following the success of our June event, the URISA BC Executive Team is busy planning our next seminar. We will be returning to our traditional venue at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C.

Join us on February 22, 2018 for URISA BC's one day seminar to see how Smart Communities are using GIS technologies to work smarter, not harder!

The latest advances in Geographic Information Systems and related technology devices have enabled organizations from all sectors to enhance quality, performance and interactivity of services, to reduce costs and resource consumption and to increase contact among organizations, government and citizens.

Realtime data, systems integration, predictive and advanced analytics, communication and feedback, 3D, BIM, sensors and IoT data are just a few areas of recent technology advancement. We want to hear from you about how your organization is working smarter!

Call for Presentations

If you have a related story to share, please submit an abstract describing your proposed presentation to Scott McQuarrie (address below) no later than January 5, 2018. Following this date, the URISA BC executive will begin the selection process in formulating the agenda for our February seminar. We look forward to hearing from you.

Abstract submission requirements:

  • Presenter's Name and Title
  • Presenter's Organization
  • Presenter's Contact Information (telephone number, email address)
  • Presentation Title
  • Short (maximum 2 paragraphs) Synopsys of the Presentation
  • Send to: Scott McQuarrie, President, URISA BC,

Presentations that market specific products and services will not be accepted, nor are presentations of this nature acceptable at the seminar. Case studies should be presented in conjunction with the sponsoring organization, not by vendors independently. We ask that presenters provide digital copies of their presentations to be posted on the URISA BC website after the seminar.