2019 SCGIS 22nd Annual Conference

Jul 15, 2019 to Jul 17, 2019, Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Pre-Conference workshops: Sunday July 14, 2019


PDF of the conference agenda is provided here, including details on presentations, programs & activities, and schedule. Please print your own copy at home if you are interested in having a paper copy at the conference.

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Please print your own copy at home if you are interested in having a paper copy at the conference. 

Please note there will be NO printed agendas available at the conference this year.  

2019 SCGIS Conference Schedule Summary 

Sunday, July 14th

7:30am – 9:00am                Breakfast

9:00am – 12:00pm              Pre-conference Workshops

12:00pm – 1:00pm              Lunch

1:00pm – 5:00pm                Pre-conference Workshops continue

1:00pm – 3:00pm                Behind-the-scenes tour of Stanford Hopkins Marine Station * 

6:00pm – 7:00pm                Dinner

7:00pm – 9:00pm                Welcome Reception and Registration (w/ Mentor Connections §)

Monday, July 15th

7:30am – 9:00am                Breakfast 

9:00am – 10:45am              Opening Session and Keynote Presentation

11:00am – 12:00pm            Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm – 1:00pm              Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm                Concurrent Sessions

3:30pm – 5:00pm                Panel discussion - Role of GIS in Tribal Land Acknowledgement §§ 

5:00pm – 6:00pm                Environmental Film Festival movies §§§

6:00pm – 7:00pm                Dinner

6:30pm – 8:30pm                Tour of Monarch Butterfly Habitat ** 

7:00pm – 10:00pm              Map Gallery and Wine Reception (w/ Mentor Connections §)

Tuesday, July 16th

7:30am – 9:00am                Breakfast 

7:30am – 8:30am                Asilomar Bird Tour ***

9:00am – 10:30am              Concurrent Sessions

11:00am – 12:00pm            Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm – 1:00pm              Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm                Membership meeting and group photos

3:30pm – 5:00pm                Concurrent Sessions

6:00pm – 7:00pm                Dinner

7:00pm – 10:00pm              Auction and Reception (w/ Mentor Connections §)

Wednesday, July 17th

7:30am – 9:00am                Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am              Checkout (luggage can be left in the rear of Chapel)

9:30am – 11:00am              Closing Session and Lightning Talks

11:00am – 12:00pm            Open Board Meeting (all members welcome)

12:00pm                               Lunch to-go (bagged lunches provided)

12:30pm – 2:00pm              Closed Board Meeting


Meal prices are included with lodging at Asilomar Conference Center


Conference Events 

§ Mentor Connections: Are you starting a career in GIS? Are you looking to make changes in your career path? We have a set of seasoned geospatial professionals who will be available for individual or small group conversations. These individuals bring experience in government agencies, nonprofits, universities, and private consulting. Bring your questions!

§§ Panel discussion - Role of GIS in Tribal Land Acknowledgement: Land acknowledgment recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between indigenous communities and place. Because maps and spatial analyses are powerful tools to represent landscapes, GIS practitioners are in a unique position to contribute to this process.

What is the role of GIS in land acknowledgement? How do GIS analysts and cartographers raise the issue of land acknowledgement? When should, or shouldn’t indigenous values and stories be represented on a map? What is your experience? We invite you to come engage in a discussion with our panelists, including members of indigenous communities, who will share their perspectives and challenge us all to think differently about our work.

§§§ Environmental Film Festival movies:

  • Saving Ohia - University of Hawaii, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.
  • Cowboys and Scientists - Archbold Biological Station
  • Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee- The Wilderness Society 


Tours & Activities

* Hopkins Marine Station Tour: A rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Stanford Hopkins Marine Station, a premier research center and a leader in marine science. Group meets at 1.00pm, departs 1.15pm, tour runs from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. 

** Monarch Butterfly Habitat Tour: A popular tour to the nearby Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary led by Stu Weiss, a renowned butterfly and climate adaptation scientist in the Bay Area. Note that this is a tour of the habitats only, no butterflies will be seen. Tour meets at 6.30pm, and will be back with sufficient time to attend the Map Gallery and Reception.

*** Asilomar Bird Tour: Join park natural resources employee Amanda Preece for a short walk around the conference grounds to discover how the many bird species at Asilomar utilize their respective habitats - from the Monterey Pine forest to the Pacific Ocean! Get the insider-scoop on how the nesting season is shaping up, the challenges these birds face, and what special species to look for on grounds. Wear comfortable shoes and layers. Bring binoculars if you have them.

For all tours, meet at the steps outside Hearst Social Hall.

Other activities in the vicinity: