Future Communities Forum

SCAG’s Future Communities Forum, a unique gathering of researchers, business and civic leaders, and policymakers from Southern California and around the world, will showcase how technology and open data are being used to solve common challenges.

The forum will be held Wednesday, May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa.  Click below for more info and to register.

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2018 CGA Conference

If you find yourself taking a trip to Cambridge, MA in April, you might want to drop by Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA).  CGA, together with the Harvard Data Science Initiative and ESRI, will host a conference on Illuminating Space and Time in Data Science on April 26-27, 2018. This conference aims at bringing together mainstream data scientists and geographic information scientists, to review the status of both fields, explore commonalities between the two, and identify the relevance of space and time in Data Science. The event features keynote speakers Francesca Dominici and Michael Goodchild, as well as thirty distinguished scholars from around the world. It is co-sponsored by I/UCRC Spatiotemporal Innovation Center and MapD Technologies, Inc.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit http://gis.harvard.edu/events/conferences/2018-cga-conference-illuminating-space-and-time-data-science.

2018 SCAG Student Poster/Story Map Challenge

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has a major opportunity for college and university students in the region. On May 3, SCAG’s annual Regional Conference & General Assembly will feature a special Student Showcase session featuring sustainability planning posters and GIS Story Maps selected through a competitive application process. This will be an opportunity for students to share their work with more than 1,000 elected officials, planners, and regional leaders.

Students whose projects are chosen will be designated as SCAG Conference Fellows, receiving complimentary event registration, hotel accommodation and admission to an exclusive “Future Leaders in Regional Planning” professional development seminar during the conference.

One project from each category will also be designated as the “best in show” by a panel of judges and receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Abstracts are due April 10 and final projects are due April 24.  For more info on the guidelines and submissions, click below.

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CNPS Conservation Conference 2018

The CNPS Conservation Conference will be held next week at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, February 1-3.  This conference only takes place every 3 years, so it is a big event when it happens.

ESRI is donating two ArcGIS Pro packages to be auctioned off.  You can find the auction (plus others) at the conference’s auctions page.  You can also have a chance to name a newly discovered rate plant!  Click below to check out the conference and sign up.

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