BeSpatial ‘2020 overall event theme is Resilience

Resilience ( ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s)

  • an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
  • the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity
  • the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

Resilience is made up of five pillars: self-awareness, mindfulness, self-care, positive relationships & purpose.

May 5 & 6: BeSpatial'2020 annual program event & EXPO, Americana Niagara Falls, ON

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The program theme for day 1 is “A Glimpse into Geospatial Future”

The Geospatial industry has been constantly evolving. The ongoing changes are being dictated by constantly developing (sometimes disruptive) technologies that are influencing business practices, economic models and social behaviour.  Over the years, the industry has adapted to: 

  • Internet
  • New computing environments
  • Mapping technologies
  • Service delivery models such as mobility and self-service
  • Legal frameworks associated with access and use of data

 The two day program will examine some of these current changes and explore future changes that may present to the industry over the coming decade. These may include:

  • Enabling technologies such as the internet, block chain, high resolution sensors, etc.
  • Demographic changes – changes in service delivery models such as self service, mobile applications – delivering services directly to the customer
  • Disruptive technologies causing massive changes in social behavior and economic models such as the share economy, artificial intelligence, internet of things
  • Predicted changes in the environment – collating vast amounts of data and variables to predict and prepare for climate change, land use changes, ecological changes
  • Unpredicted changes in environment – natural disaster – providing quick and accurate responses

The BeSpatial 2020 two day program event will examine some of these changes and future challenges in the use of geospatial data and  the human knowledge and products produced from new technologies. The event  provides an opportunity for the geospatial professionals to showcase their challenges, achievements and best practices associated with geospatial implementations, best practices and challenges preparing for and adapting to the predicted and unpredicted changes in future.

Who Should Attend?

The intended audience for this 2 day event includes public and private sector with participants from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels,  IT leaders, GIS professionals and practitioners, economic development professionals, city managers, CAO’s, CFO’s, mayors, reeves, wardens, chairs and senior staff – from large, small, rural and first nations municipalities.  Other key stakeholders include community activists and visionaries from the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Watch for more details coming soon!

BeSpatial'20 offers program and executive forum experts in the geospatial and information community that have been drawn together to discuss various aspects of our topic. 

Keynote(s), Presentations, Executive Forum, Workshops, Exhibits and Showcases

The geospatial and information community is actively engaged in many diverse initiatives. A broader understanding of the significance of these spatial initiatives within an organization is required to realize these benefits today and in the future. The presentations will speak to the critical role and strategies that the geospatial and information commplay in the future ofeospatial. area.


The BeSpatial event is an annual event for the geospatial and information community. The BeSpatial'20 event offers program sessions, an executive forum, industry updates in an expo showcase. The event attracts attendees from a diverse cross-section of public and private disciplines: Geospatial (GIS) professionals and Information service (IT/IS) managers, engineers, surveyors, consultants, analysts, technicians, technologists, specialists, professors and students from Ontario.

We would love to hear from you. Please e-mailBeSpatial with any questions!