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Presenters - Closed

We are requiring general session presenters to pre-record their presentations. This decision was made to provide the best experience for attendees. Recorded sessions will be uploaded to a video hosting solution and made available only to conference attendees. Recordings will be released as part of a topic track at a specified time. Our virtual platform has a Q/A function that will allow presenters to monitor and answer chat questions when the video is opened for viewing. We know this new to some presenters. We will be providing a presenter support forum on the NWGIS website for us to help each other be successful. After your submission is reviewed a member of the planning team will contact you with further details.


  • Recordings will start off with a NWGIS title slide template (to be provided)
  • Presentations can be 20 or 50 minutes long. We are saving 10 minutes for live Q/A chats.  
  • Presenters have to register for the conference if they want to be able to engage with attendees. 

Questions - Contact Eric Wing at

Workshops - Closed

NWGIS will help advertise instructor led virtual education opportunities if they are offered between Wed Oct 14 - Fri Oct 16. Vendors/Instructors are responsible for managing their own registration, streaming solutions, and any technical needs. Our objective is to help encourage any potential learning handle the rest.


  • Instructors are responsible for their own registration, streaming solutions, and all technical needs.
  • NWGIS is not liable for meeting minimal attendance requirements
  • NWGIS will not require any additional fees for advertising workshops.
  • Workshops must be conducted between Oct 14-16.

Questions - Contact Eric Wing at

Vendors - Still open, but hurry the conference starts Oct 12th

Vendor registrants have an assortment of opportunities to engage with conference attendees via the Whova solution. Vendors will be able to host their own events/presentations and other activities as part of a virtual booth. The planning team will be providing vendors additional details as the conference develops.


  • Your logo will be added to our main webpage. Understand that only 3-4 logos are randomly selected when users reach our homepage.
  • You will be provided an attendee list. Vendors are not to contact conference attendees more than two times in context of the conference.
  • Vendors will be able to manage their virtual booth in the Whova platform. Additional details will be provided.

Map and App Competition - Still open, but hurry

Students and professionals can submit a digital map, story map, or application for our virtual competition. Shows us what you've got.  Compete for fabulous prizes and bragging rights, and impress our peers at NWGIS.  Prizes for students and professionals. Entries must be intended for web media and include a five minute recorded presentation about the project.

Competition Categories include

  • Best Cartographic Design
  • Best Analysis
  • Best Application
  • People's Choice

Map and App Presentation Form

Questions - Contact Linda Davis at 

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