GIS in Education and Research Conference, Hart House at UofT

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Hart House, University of Toronto


The 4th biennial GIS in Education and Research Conference will be held on March 4 and 5, 2020, at Hart House, University of Toronto. The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development is supporting interested students from SEDRD, all programs to attend this conference (BLA, MLA, RPD, CDE). 

The School will support partial registration payment and transportation for the MARCH 4th day of the conference. The keynote speaker of the event is Prof. Mike Batty, Bartlett Professor Emeritus of Planning in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College, London, UK. Prof Batty is one of the world’s leading researchers in spatial analysis and modelling over the last 40 years. Among other prestigious awards he is winner of the Royal Geographical Society Founders Gold Medal, and in 2013 was recipient of France’s Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, which is commonly recognized as the Nobel Prize for Geography. His research contributions are prodigious (, with his most recent books focusing on various aspects ‘city science’. The was also a TEDx speaker. He will be the keynote speaker on Day One of the conference. This is also a great networking opportunity for the students. Interested students must register on this link: 

After registering, you will be required to pay $10 for the day’s event by February 24th. Payment shall be made in cash or by cheque made out to SEDRD, and given to Christina Voll, Administrative Clerk, in room 103, LA Building. Only 40 students can be supported for this event. 

Registration closing date is February 13th. Topic of the conference will include: 3D and GeoDesign; 

Transportation Modelling / Transit Issues ;  Data Science/Big Data/Artificial Intelligence; Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality GIS Applications;  Citizen Science; Web GIS Applications; Spatial Analysis; Spatial Ecology / Environmental GIS;  GIS Curriculum Development / Teaching with GIS;  Physical Process Modelling / Analysis; Health GIS Students can attend workshops, talks and networking sessions for that day. Lunch will be included and coffee/ snacks at breaks session. The conference workshops and schedule are available here:


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