Latest News: Proceedings for the 2020 1st SCGIS Virtual Conference are now available!

If you missed any of the 18 virtual sessions, the proceedings and full recordings are now available to members here. If you are not already, please consider becoming a member now.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the corporeal version of the SCGIS Annual Conference was cancelled for the first time in 23 years. SCGIS’s 1st Virtual Conference was born of a wish to bring value, connect members in these isolating times, and provide a platform for our community to share the important conservation work they care about. 

The Conference ran from July 20 - Sept 3, 2020 and included 8 intensive skills Workshops, and 18 Sessions offered free to members and non-members alike. These sessions included Panel Discussions, Organizational Sessions, Community Talks, and SCGIS Chapter sessions representing one US and 11 International SCGIS Chapters! Surveyed participants joined from at least 32 countries. 

Whether or not you attended any portion of this year’s conference, we would love for you to take a few moments to answer this survey, to help us figure out, if we have to have a virtual conference again, how we can make it as valuable and accessible as possible. The power of these sorts of real time, more inclusive global conversations was both shocking and awe inspiring in its richness, and is something, with your help, we hope to maintain and foster moving forward. We really appreciate any feedback that you can give us.

As for this year, we are humbled by the response we received from spatial conservationists offering up to share their time and knowledge. This breadth of offerings and support of attendance is a testament to the expertise, generosity, and strength of the SCGIS community. Thanks to all those who donated their time to make this Conference possible, and highlight some of the breadth and depth of expertise and generosity of spirit of the SCGIS community, as well as all those who showed up and attended to support their colleagues and friends. 

We wish you and yours health, resilience, happiness in the coming year and hope you will continue to be part of our community and conversations.


Posted on behalf of the SCGIS Conference Committee

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Our Mission and Vision

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) is an all-volunteer, U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



To support and grow an inclusive global community using geospatial technology for conservation of biodiversity, natural environments, and cultural heritage.



We envision a sustainable planet fostered by a global conservation GIS community supported through the exchange of scientific knowledge, tools, and best practices.