We are still in the process of confirming the programme for GISRUK 2019, and once we confirm elements we will update this page.

Our key headlines thus far:
  • We will have a series of workshops for Early Career researchers starting from Tuesday lunchtime and concluding at Wednesday lunchtime. We have refreshed these a little from those held at previous conferences so keep an eye out for more details.
  • Three keynote speakers our confirmed from a range of backgrounds which we will be announcing over the next couple of months.
  • We will host a panel session with mix of key panelists to discuss the topic 'How will the opening up of geospatial data help the GIS community'. We will be releasing details of our invited panelists before registration opens.
  • There will be a dedicated parallel session for early career researchers to present ideas for current or future research.
The draft programme starts at 12:30 on Tuesday lunchtime for the workshops, and then Wednesday/Thursday start at 9am. On Friday the plan is to start at 9:30. The academic programme will finish at 17:30 at the latest each day, apart from Friday when we plan to finish by 13:00 to allow you all to travel home. We will hopefully confirm the programme soon so check back here or keep an eye out on social media (@GISRUK) for announcements.

The final programme will be made available online with all accepted abstracts, and there is no plan to print a full programme for attendees. Within the venue a small number of printed schedules will be made available on a day-by-day basis for those who require one.

Keynote speakers

We have three great keynote speakers now confirmed. More details about each of these will appear here soon!

Wednesday 24th April - Professor Renee Sieber

Renée Sieber is a professor of geography and environment (jointly appointed) at McGill University, in Montréal, Canada. She is also affiliated with McGill’s School of Computer Science, McGill’s Digital Humanities Working Group and the Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre of Quebec. Sieber works at the intersection of social theory and computer code. She is best known for her research on Public Participation GIS/ Participatory GIS. She authored the definitive review of PPGIS, which has been cited over 1000 times. She was awarded the CAG’s GIS Study Group’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her PPGIS research and her role in supporting GIS research in Canada. She sits on the executive committee of Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada, which will be holding its 7th conference in February in Banff. Sieber just concluded a SSHRC Partnership, called Geothink, which investigated how citizens and cities interact via the geospatial web 2.0, crowdsourcing and open data. She is currently researching the role of artificial intelligence in civic governance.
Thursday 25th April - To be announced!
Friday 26th April - To be announced!

Panel session

Theme: How will the opening-up of geospatial data help the GIS community?

  • To be announced soon!

Early Career Workshops

We will be offering 4 workshops which are aimed at early career workshops. Details of these will be announced very soon.
Workshop 1
  • Title: TBC
  • Theme: Accessing open data and using API's
  • Being run by: Newcastle Urban Observatory (web site)
  • Date/time: TBC
Workshop 2
  • Title: TBC
  • Theme: TBC
  • Being run by: ESRI UK/Addy Pope
  • Date/time: TBC
Workshop 3
  • Title: TBC
  • Theme: GIS in industry
  • Being run by: Industry representatives
  • Date/time: TBC
Workshop 4
  • Title: TBC
  • Theme: Visualising spatial data
  • Being run by: Newcastle University
  • Date/time: TBC

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