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A Sample of the 2023 Conference Presentations

*Detailed Schedule Coming Soon*

  • Early Career GIS Expectations Panel
  • Tips & Tricks for Getting the GIS Job You Want
  • Tipping Point: When 1 is not enough
  • Managing Curated Layers between GIS Portals
  • Salish Sea Coastline Update with High-Resolution LiDAR
  • Strategies for improving the Washington State Hydrograpy Dataset (WASHD)
  • Assessing Elevated Derived Hydrography as a Method to UPdate Statewide Data
  • Migrating King County's Roads Asset Editor to a modern web platform
  • Stumbling Toward a Digital Twin - Issaquah's Journey
  • Introduction to the USGS 3D Hydrography Program
  • Open analysis of open data: Learning from community efforts to map the dieback of western red cedar
  • Studying Tree Change in LA Parks During MTLA
  • Equity in Action: Operationalizing Equity at City of Tacoma
  • How Collaboration helps Washington succeed
  • Applying GIS as a Data Systems Modernization Tool
  • Using maps to better understand the history of Long Island in the Bahamas
  • The truth of GIS and knowledge production
  • Change Detection between 2009 and 2021 using High Resolution Aerial Imagery in Snohomish County WA
  • Unleashing the Power of Natural Hazard Data with the RAPID Facility and Hazmapper
  • Analysis of Using GIS for Pavement Management
  • GIS Solutions: Storm Water Implementation to Compliance
  • Use of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) In King County Wastewater Treatment Division
  • Mapping the Future: The Benefits of Drones with GIS
  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Arcade Scripting
  • Introducing ArcGIS Reality!
  • ArcGIS Enterprise Panel Discussion
  • Getting Started with Experience Builder
  • How Smart Cities Connect Digital Workflow to Drive Efficient Operations for Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Wildfires, GIS, SQL Server and Python
  • Adding Reporting Tools to Your ArcGIS. Web Apps

Call For Speakers

We are seeking speakers to share on a wide range of GIS topics.  We are open to highly technical presentations that get into the weeds of the technology and also presentations that focus on user stories and meeting business needs.

We will select presentations to reflect an array of interests and levels of expertise.

Note: Businesses are welcome to submit an abstract.  These will be reviewed along with all abstracts and if it appears the presentation is formatted for marketing a business they will be contacted by the Vendor Subcomiittee to register as a sponsor for the conference.  To learn more about becoming a sponsor visit our Sponsorship page.


      • Presentations can be 30, 60 or 90 minutes in duration (single or multi-presenter).
      • Panel 60 or 90 minutes in duration.
      • Late submissions are welcome, but priority will be given to those submitted by the deadline.
      • Presenters/Panelists must register for the conference and will be provided a discount code for registration after review and acceptance of abstract submission.
Presenter Benefits
      • Individual speaker presentations receive a 40% discount (Max of 1 discount).
      • Multi speaker / panel presentations receive a 20% discount per speaker (Max of 3 speakers can receive the discount.).

If you have specific questions regarding presenting, contact us at

Submissions are now closed for abstracts. If you are a sponsor and have an abstract to submit please use the form below.  If you have questions please contact the subcommittee at

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