Save the Date!

The SCGIS 2022 Annual International Conference will be held virtually from July 6th through July 8th as we strive to bring together our vibrant global community. Pre-conference workshops will be held on July 5th.

Registration for the SCGIS Annual Conference will range from $25-$75 USD, depending on what you are able to pay. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to choose the fee that you are able to pay or to apply for free attendance. As an all-volunteer society, we depend on revenue to support our discretionary expenses, including online conference hosting and support, accounting, website hosting and maintenance, and other administrative expenses to support our community. Applications for free attendance will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We very much appreciate any support that you can give!

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2022 Call for Abstracts!

Submission deadline has been extended to April 8, 2022.

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we look forward to hearing and learning about your work.

To submit individual abstracts for presentation, please fill out the Abstract Submission Web form. We ask that presentations be 12-15 minutes in length with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Presentations will be live via Zoom and we will attempt to schedule sessions that are convenient for the presenter’s time zone. Any presenters joining with low bandwidth are strongly encouraged to submit a pre-recording of their presentation and join for live Q&A.

We also invite you to submit proposals for a session around a topic of interest in conservation GIS. This could be centered around GIS work by your organization, a multi-organization working group, in a particular geographic area, an SCGIS Chapter, or just a subject you think is important to explore! SCGIS volunteers will help organize and host these sessions. We ask you to provide the content. For further information on this and to submit ideas for sessions, fill out the Curated Session Submission Web form.

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Below is a list of suggested presentation topics; however, submissions are not limited to this list. We welcome presentations on a wide range of conservation GIS topics.

  • Cartography & Data Visualization
  • Spatial Conservation Planning
  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Climate Change and Adaptation
  • Facilitating GIS Collaboration or Stakeholder Engagement
  • Environmental Justice Applications of GIS
  • Cultural Preservation Applications of GIS
  • Collaborating with Indigenous Communities
  • Utilizing Community (or Citizen) Science
  • Public Participation GIS
  • Land Trust Applications
  • Machine Learning Applications
  • Drone Applications
  • Species Movement & Telemetry
  • Species Distribution Modeling
  • Online Conservation Tools
  • Landscape-level Conservation Planning & Modeling
  • Field Work & On-the-Ground Data Collection
  • Camera Traps & Data Analysis


Thank you to everyone who attended the 24th annual SCGIS Conference in 2021, and contributed to making it a success! Stay tuned as we continue to share more information about the 2022 SCGIS Annual International Conference.