The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) are pleased to announce a joint CaGIS and UCGIS symposium in Columbus, Ohio, on June 3-6, 2024. The theme of the meeting will be Climate Smart GIScience: Mapping a Sustainable Future.
The climate crisis is the defining event of our time, and perhaps of the entire span of human civilization. As the globe continues to heat due to anthropogenic climate change, we will experience more extreme weather events, disruptions to our infrastructures and lives, human displacement and strains on society, governance and security. We will also witness increasing harms to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, including species migration and extinction. The geographic dimension of these events and impacts will not be uniform, and will depend on factors such as geography, demographics, resources and societal organization, with people of color and disadvantaged communities bearing the largest burdens. CaGIS and UCGIS invite you to join us in discussing how GIScience, cartography, and related disciplines can help mitigate the impacts of our changing climate and lead to a more sustainable future.
The symposium will be held in Columbus, Ohio on the campus of The Ohio State University. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the country and the fastest-growing city in the Midwest. In addition to attending the Symposium, attendees will love exploring the place that is known as one of the nation’s most creative, innovative and up-and-coming destinations.
The Symposium itself will be held on the OSU campus in the the Ohio Union. The Union offers a wonderful all-in-one location for conference attendees to meet, network, and nourish themselves with catered continental breakfast and lunch. An opening night reception will also take place at the Union on Monday evening.
Conference Organizing Committee
Kari Craun, Executive Director, CaGIS
Amy Rock, Executive Director, UCGIS
Harvey Miller, President, UCGIS
Gaurav Sinha, CaGIS Board Member
Caglar Koylu, CaGIS President-Elect