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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

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BeSpatial 2024 Annual Conference

May 1st and 2nd, 2024

Call for Presentations closed for BeSpatial Annual Event and EXPO (There are webinar and/or onsite section opportunities available

Closed for 2024 - your intent to submit an abstract for the annual BeSpatial event 

Interested in presenting?   

Email: Programs

Your Intent to Present must be  emailed to Wendy    Intents will be received up until  February 25th at 11:59PM 

 BeSpatial 2024 - (Registration is now OPEN!) 

BeSpatial is inviting you to submit an intent to present at its 37th AGM (Annual General Meeting), 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 (IP) - 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 as part of the main program sessions. 

Day 1 – Geospatial Preparedness 

Day 2 –  Preparing for business opportunities when engaging with Geospatial Data and Technology

BePrepared on May 1 & 2 is to explore how planning is key to success.

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 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. 

BeSpatial 2024 is a fully virtual event being offered May 1 & 2 over two 8 hour days.  One event registration includes full access to each day's program streams focused on technical, business, management/executive presentations. Plus, there's our popular Industry partners EXPO and IP sessions with industry partner presentations. 

There will also be an option to attend single topic sessions that may be in the format of a  workshop, townhall, panel and/or seminar.


Why attend? 

Our 2-days program event with its BePrepared 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?

Once your intent to submit has been reviewed and approved, you are then ready to submit your abstract!  Submission Form

The abstract 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 BePrepared 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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