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Interested in submitting an abstract for a presentation opportunity?

Important dates: Open for Speaker Opportunity submissions year-round

Options: monthly webinars, workshops or a presentation as part of a 1/2 day virtual or onsite event


BeSpatial 2023 Annual Conference

May 2nd and 3rd, 2023

Call for Presentations - BeSpatial Annual Program event with Executive presentations and EXPO

Accepting proposals for the annual BeSpatial'23 

Interested in presenting? 

 Email: Programs

Your Intent to Present must be  emailed to Wendy  Intents will be received up until  February 24, 2023 at 11:59PM 

Abstract submission(s)

Submit Abstract

All abstracts to be considered must be  submitted online by the deadline extended to March 5, 2023 at 11:59PM

Planning for BeSpatial 2023 is underway  (Registration Pending early January ).

March 27th: Deadline for Members to receive Early Bird Registration rates. 

BeSpatial is inviting you to present at its 36th AGM (Annual General Meeting), program event and EXPO. The primary presenters for each session are offered one complimentary registration. There are also opportunities to present a webinar throughout the year!

Industry Partners - please note that presentation opportunities for our IPs, who are exhibitors, will be offered in the IP session tracts on a first come, first served basis. Sponsors, depending on their level, will have guaranteed speaking opportunities. 

Day 1 – Geospatial Creativity in Real Places and 
Day 2 – Creative Ways to Tackle Business Problems with Geospatial Data and Technology. 

BeCreative on May 2 & 3 is to explore how creative becomes everything.

Geospatial plays a pivotal role in providing the fundamental framework for governance, services, infrastructure and asset management and, most importantly today, disaster and recovery management.  There is immense potential to leverage communication and other technology platforms for business growth.

The BeSpatial 2023 virtual conference provided an opportunity for geospatial professionals to showcase their achievements, best practices and challenges preparing for and adapting to the predicted and unpredicted changes in future. 

Your participation as a speaker is meaningful because it will help identify the current state of adoption and integration of data and technology in geospatial implementations, specifically, the transformational power of connecting data repositories in the collaborative and interorganizational work environment. 

BeSpatial 2023 is a full virtual event being offered May 2 & 3 over two 7 hour days.  One event registration included full access to each day's program streams that focused on technical, business, management/executive presentations. Plus, there's was our popular Industry partners EXPO with industry partner presentations. 

The afternoons offer a choice to attend a single topic sessions that may be in the format of a  workshop, townhall, panel and/or seminar session.


Why attend? 

Our 2-days program event with its BeCreative theme is designed to help geospatial and information professionals to connect to, learn from and share with your colleagues on various topics and experiences: showcase your creative ways to connect data to data, information to information, people to people and so on...

  • power their business by turning data into knowledge

   develop geospatial data and technology mindset

   determine how to optimize business results by implementing location intelligence

   prepare for the next wave of geospatial technologies

   find out what new developments will influence the digital transformation

   prepare for a new type of jobs which will require new skills and a high degree of adaptability

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Geospatial applications use of spatial and not spatial data
  • Extracting value from data through increased access and legal compliance.
  • Business applications using Open Data.
  • 5G and IoT.
  • Data access technologies and business growth.
  • Ideas for eliminating the geospatial divide through cooperation and collaboration.
  • Multi stake-holder cooperation models.
  • Challenges and opportunities in public-private partnerships.
  • How to improve executive understanding of the business value of geospatial? What works and what doesn’t?
  • How to address geospatial illiteracy in a business environment?
  • How to prepare for the next wave of geospatial technologies?
  • How to prepare for a new type of jobs which will require new skills and a high degree of adaptability?

How to Submit?

Ready to submit your abstract?  Submission Form

The proposals should be submitted in the form of a summary and include:

·       Presentation title, author's name and contact information including position title, employer or affiliation, address, telephone and e-mail.

·       Identification of primary speaker if different from the author.

·       Summary description (no more than 300 words).

  •   Offer an Insight Statement on Creative ways to use geospatial and information data and services.

·       Author's and speaker’s biographical information (no more than 150 words).

Please note: Submissions will be used as part of the event promotions on our website, eNews and social media channels

  • Final presentations will be made available to our member's in the presentation library in our member's area on the website.
Questions?   Email: Programs


Note: abstracts will be posted online in the program highlights area as approved. The preliminary agenda with designated presentation times will be posted post March 15. 

BeSpatial will be reviewing topics of interest throughout the year. Your feedback on program topics and suggestions for new topics is much appreciated! Contact: Programs


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