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BeSpatial Ontario Announces BeSpatial'23

As we start to actively plan and look forward to our 2023 AGM, we thought it might be appropriate to point out some of the highlights from BeSpatial’22.

By the feedback we received from our post-event survey, the past AGM was a resounding success. We hosted over 250 attendees, which is a fantastic turnout; the program featured a mix of business, technical and management sessions, with industry sessions and a workshop on Day 2; we were honoured to have Nora Young, host of CBC’s Spark, deliver the keynote, and thrilled to acknowledge our award winners and those folks lucky enough to win the prize draws.

A key component of the success was the support of our sponsors and exhibitors, without whom it would be difficult, if not impossible, to stage the event. They made themselves available for visits in the exhibit “area”, and delivered some fascinating industry sessions on latest trends in the Geospatial domain.

Some of these noteworthy highlights have been captured in the slide show below.

BeSpatial’23 will once again be a virtual event with the theme of BeCreative, taking place on May 2-3, 2023,  but we plan to supplement this with in-person regional events over the coming year. Please consider how you can help contribute to making BeSpatial’23, the premier geospatial and information community event in Ontario, another grand success.

You can BeInvolved by becoming a sponsor, exhibitor or volunteer, submit a presentation or a project for consideration in our Best Challenge Awards or the MApps challenge, or simply gather with your colleagues to attend. We’re all striving to ensure it will be time well spent.

Watch for upcoming announcements with more details. We look forward to seeing you in May.

Peter Hettstedt,  President, BeSpatial Ontario


Opportunities for Events & Webinars: 

Now accepting proposals for Winter / Spring 2023 Webinars and BeSpatial'23 Annual event. Contact Programs or fill out the Online form

Planning and scheduling of some great webinars is well underway for in Fall 2022 and Winter / Spring 2023.  

Some of these webinars may sound familiar to BeSpatial'22 attendees and you would be right! These amazing presenters from BeSpatial'22 annual event have agreed to provide a more detailed presentation from their BeSpatial event session.  Stay tuned for more information and registration details!

BeSpatial'22 and past webinar presentations are available for viewing in our member's area. 

Anthony (Tony) Lea, environics Analytics 

It is with deep sadness to hear of Tony's passing. Thank you for your three decades of support of the geospatial and information community!  Rest in peace!

ANTHONY CARSON LEA (Tony) Anthony (Tony) Carson Lea, born February 20, 1947, passed away suddenly in Toronto on November 24, 2022 following a two-year illness.

Attn members: Year end bespatial'23 registration Special rate until january 6, 2023. must Log on, Click the box above.





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  • December 6 - Ethical AI, Privacy and New Legislation in Canada (a GO Open Data event) For details 
  • December 8 - Matt Davis - Director of Canopy Mapping Company to present  ClickUp, A project management Tool

    ClickUp is not just another project management application. Use the app to manage day to day operations in GIS projects, tasks included in RFP responses, keep track of agile project tasks, organize and prioritize feedback in user forms, track bugs, etc.Registration Open!


There are various opportunities throughout the year to present: - a webinar, at a regional event or at the BeSpatial'23 annual event? Fill in the online form or contact Programs

YPN - YOUNG Professionals Network

Stay tuned for upcoming YPN events Connect with YPN for breaking news.

BeSpatial provides  opportunities for professional development , valuable information and updates about what is happening in your field, a chance to visit with exhibitors to learn about their new products and services and networking with others in the geospatial and information community and much more... 

Don't Miss the Upcoming YPN draws planned for

December (Open Source GIS)

Congratulations to Our Draw Winners! 

Ryan Bunting, Conservation Halton, the winner of the YPN - Career Development session draw

Evangeline Emanuel, Furgo, the winner of the YPN-GISP 101 session draw

Charmalee Sandanayake, City of Peterborough, the winner of our Summer Feedback Survey Draw

Jakub Ripley, Aquafor Beech, the winner of our YPN - Mentorship Launch Draw! 

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