Conference Details

The UC GIS Week committee is proud to announce the first UC-wide GIS Week.

UC GIS Week Intro Video

Join us for a 3-day virtual conference which celebrates the GIS work of the University of California faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The University of California system is holding an inaugural UC GIS Week on November 17th – 19th, 2020. We will celebrate all things mapping and geospatial. In light of the challenging times, we are coming together virtually to share our work with our community. Researchers, students, industry partners, alumni, and community mappers, will share their accomplishments and inspire others through their mapping.

The event was hosted virtually through Zoom. All talks were free and open to the public! Watch the recordings at the UC GIS Week YouTube Channel!

Questions? Email the conference coordinators at

Conference Schedule

View full schedule for full list of panels, presentations, posters, and workshops.

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Your registration entitles you attend any or all of the tentatively scheduled events below.

Tuesday - 11/17

Wednesday – 11/18

Thursday – 11/19


Join the UC GIS Slack Channel!

During UC GIS Week, we will be using Slack as the main means of communicating. For live discussions and to send questions to moderators and presenters, join the new UC GIS Slack. Every UC GIS Week session has a channel, and there are also channels for general conversation and getting help.

Slack is a text chat tool available as a website and mobile app, where conversations happen in channels. Here’s a guide to getting started with Slack.


The organizers are committed to accessibility for all people. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in the live virtual events please reach out to to make a request.