Upcoming events

Affiliate events

Follow Us

Twitter Feed

BeSpatial Logo


Share your story - Lessons learned - Connect with others

Interested in submitting an abstract for a presentation opportunity?

Important dates: Open for submissions year-round

The Call for proposals for the May 3-4 BeSpatial'22 event is now open.

We are open for monthly webinars, workshops or a presentation as part of a 1/2 day Virtual Event


BeSpatial '22 - BeConnected

May 3-4, 2022 

Call for Presentations - BeSpatial'22 Annual Program event with Executive presentations and EXPO


January 31, 2022, midnight - deadline for Intent to submit 

 Email John

February 14, 2022, midnight -  deadline for abstract submission(s)

Submit Abstract

BeSpatial’22 is virtual!  (Registration Now Open!)

Be Spatial/ urisa ontario is inviting you to present at its 35th 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!

We are Connected! Geospatial plays a pivotal role in providing the fundamental framework for governance, services, infrastructure management and, most importantly today, disaster and recovery management. We stand at the cusp of the 4th Industrial Revolution, which has immense potential to leverage communication and other technology platforms for business growth

BeConnected on May 3 & 4 will explore how connecting anything becomes everything.

The BeSpatial ’22 virtual conference provides 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. 

This is a 1 full virtual event being offered May 3 & 4 over two 7 hour days.  One event registration will include full access to each day's 4 hour morning program streams that will focus on technical, business, management/executive presentations. Plus, there's our popular Industry partners EXPO with all day vendor presentations. 

The two afternoons will each offer a choice to attend a 1-3 hour single topic session, for example, health or NG911. These sessions may be in the format of a  workshop, townhall, panel and/or seminar session.


Why attend? 

Our 2-days program event with its BeConnected theme is designed to help geospatial and information professionals to connect to, learn from and share with your colleagues on various topics and experiences: 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 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).

·       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 John


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


    About Us

    We are recognized as the premier geospatial and information non-profit organization in Ontario. where members share their experiences through networking and program events for the use and integration of spatial data, information, applications and technologies that provide solutions and solve challenges in both the public and private sectors.

    Become a Member

    Show your commitment to the Geospatial Community by joining us. Be part of a dynamic geospatial and information community whose mandate is to advance the effective application of spatial and information to enable business services and decision making.  


     Education and research.

     Networking.

     Discounts and member-only events.

    Find Us

    Contact: INFO

    BeSpatial Logo

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software