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Be a part of the Homecoming!

We’re highlighting the work related to our theme of Resistance and Resilience in Black Communities! So, we’re inviting you to share presentation abstracts related to:
  • Environmental and Climate Justice in Black Communities
  • Food Security and Food Systems
  • Health Equity in Black Communities
  • Community Resources for Resilience in Black Communities
  • Community Resources for Preserving Black Histories and Cultures
  • Black History Archives and Museums
  • Our Global History of Resistance and Resilience in Black Communities
  • Unapologetic Blackness
  • Unapologetic Intersectional Racial Justice
  • Organizing and Leading Black Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Why are we focused on Black communities, students, educators, entrepreneurs, and other professionals?

With your help, we’re seeking to raise awareness of GIS as a field of practice, technology, and career path as well as the impact of GIS on Black people. We want to address this by sharing insights through presentations, maps, workshops, and other sessions during Homecoming.

Submit your abstract to raise your voice and visibility into issues affecting Black communities. Your work could inform and inspire career seekers, students, educators, and professionals.

Who do we need abstracts from?

GIS, Geospatial, or Location Intelligence Users

Professionals at all career stages

Entrepreneurs at all career stages

Students from High School through Graduate Studies

How long does the abstract need to be?

Up to 300 words (Presentations, Maps, and Panels)

Up to 600 words (Workshops)

Event Dates (Geography Week)

Virtual Experiences

Monday, November 13, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Friday, November 17, 2023

In-Person Experiences

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (GIS Day)

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Early Decision: Friday, March 17, 2023, by 11:59 PM ET

We intend to approve an initial set of abstracts in April

Final Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2023, by 11:59 PM ET

We intend to approve submissions from the remaining abstracts in June

Submit Your Abstract

Please submit a brief abstract of your proposed presentation, panel, map, or workshop.