Update to conference schedule

We had a gratifying response to our announcement, both in number of attendees and in the strength of the papers. We’re looking forward to a strong conference. After reviewing the materials submitted to the conference, we’ve decided to shift the schedule of events a bit.  We want to provide the most possible opportunities for attendees to participate and interact.

  1. We’ve scheduled a Cocktail Hour/Map Gallery Opening to showcase posters and web maps. If you’d like your poster or web map displayed, please click here for guidelines and a link to the submission form. The Cocktail Hour/Map Gallery Opening will be held on Friday, Nov. 16th from 5-6pm before dinner. Come by to pick up your badge, have a drink, and spend some time meeting fellow conference attendees. Poster authors should be on hand to discuss their work.  
  2. We’ll have a session to share challenges and successes in GIS instruction – curricular, institutional, staffing, technical, etc. This is our Mixer with a ‘Spatial’ Twist scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16th from 7:30-9:30, immediately following dinner and the keynote address by Jeremy Crampton. This is an opportunity for us to learn from each other about what works and what doesn’t, and to make connections with people who can help our programs.
  3. Submitted papers were far more abundant in some sessions than in others.  We have chosen to drop the concurrent sessions and will have instead have three all-group sessions on Qualitative GIS, Pedagogy and Community Outreach. Times are unchanged; see the revised schedule.


About Janine Glathar

Janine Glathar joined the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship team in 2009 to fill the newly-created role of GIS Specialist at Bucknell. She has worked in the field of geospatial technologies for more than 15 years as research specialist, technical analyst and software trainer. Prior to joining L&IT at Bucknell, Janine spent seven years doing applied GIS research in Philadelphia’s non-profit social services sector as the GIS Senior Analyst for Philadelphia Safe & Sound and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. Before transitioning to the social services research world, Janine worked for the GIS software company ESRI as a trainer and education/non-profit coordinator. She earned a B.A. in European History and Russian Language/Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. If you ask Janine where she’s from, she’ll tell you she’s a Navy brat and will probably offer to show you a map of all of the various places she’s lived over the years. Areas of expertise: ArcGIS, Digital Pedagogy, Digital Scholarship, GIS, Google Earth, Spatial Thinking
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