GIS Educators Day 2013

GIS Educators Day 2013


at the 28th Annual Fall NEARC Conference


Call for Presentations & Save the Date


Sunday, September 29


Radisson Hotel Nashua / Nashua, New Hampshire


GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education.


GIS Educators Day is a one-day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from September 29 – October 2 at the Radisson Hotel Nashua. GIS Educators Day will feature hands-on computer labs, oral presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks, exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics.

GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers…the opportunity to network with other professionals who share your interest in the use of geospatial technologies in the same setting. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your “Must Do” list for 2013.


You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 6th Annual GIS Educators Day conference. Proposals must be received by June 17, 2013 in order to be considered.

Criteria are listed below!


Oral Presentations 25 minutes in length (20 min presentation plus 5 min Q & A).

Panel Presentations 50 minutes. Can include up to 3 presenters, but you must submit the complete presentation concept as part of your abstract.

Lightning Talks 5 minutes, 5 slides (strictly enforced)

Presentations cannot market specific products and services. Abstracts should be 100-150 words. Presenters must register and pay to attend the conference at regular conference fees.


  • GIS in the Cloud
  • Community projects and field study
  • Teaching with GIS in Higher Education
  • Teaching with GIS in K-12 Schools
  • Teaching GIS: Strategies and Methods
  • Strategies for GIS Professional Development
  • GIS in Informal Education
  • Integrating GIS with other technologies
  • Mobile Devices and Crowdsourcing
  • Statewide License Successes and Challenges
  • Partnerships to Promote GIS Education Projects

Abstracts must be submitted by June 17, 2013 to be considered.

Click here to submit your proposal for GIS Educators Day!

Contact Lyn Malone at

PLEASE NOTE: There is an Education track at the main NEARC conference (following GIS Educators Day) as well. Presenters can decide which conference they wish to submit a proposal to. In general, education presentations at the main conference should be ones that, while on the topic of education, have significant relevance to the wider professional GIS community. Presentations at GIS Educators Day are directed specifically to the K-12 and higher ed communities. Education track sessions at the main conference will all be scheduled for Monday, September 30.



More information on NEARC 2013 will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available at Stay tuned!

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