Join us for GIS Day 2023: Call for Proposals

Map of Devastating 2003 Heat Wave in the Netherlands Observed from MODIS Satellite. Mehdi Aminipouri (PhD Candidate in Geography at SFU)

GIS Day 2023: cohosted by SFU Library and SFU Department of Geography

About the day 

GIS Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and community.

Join us in person: Wednesday, November 15 2023 

Organized by SFU Library and SFU Department of Geography, GIS Day 2023 will be held in person in the Library and will feature guest presenters from SFU and industry, lightning talks, and workshops that will appeal to those new to GIS and those who are interested in seeing how GIS is used in research across disciplines.  It is also a great opportunity for SFU faculty and student researchers interested in GIS to (re)connect with each other and learn! 

More information about how to register will be coming soon. 

Presentation guidelines 


  • We encourage SFU faculty and student researchers from across disciplines to participate. 
  • Note that participation is not limited to SFU members. 

Presentation duration: 

  • 15 minutes + 5 minutes question & answer 
  • OR a 5-minute lightning talk.  


  • Although GIS Day is very general, the topics should cater to those attending a post-secondary institution and have a focus on geographic information systems or mapping. 
  • Presentations should be understandable to a wide variety of audiences and not assume in-depth GIS knowledge or detailed knowledge of a particular field of research. 

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023.  

If you are interested in presenting at this event, please fill out this form: 

Submit a proposal

November 15 (Proposals due October 15)
Bennett Library (Room TBD)