NYGeoCon 2019: September 23-25, Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Welcome to the NYS GIS Association’s NYGeoCon!

For over 31 years Geospatial Professionals from throughout New York State and surrounding regions have been gathering to network, share and discover the latest in GIS and related technology. NYGeoCon is the premier NYS GIS conference. It occurs only once every two years and provides an opportunity for you to obtain training, see timely presentations, attend workshops and find out what your peers are doing. The last NYGeoCon held in 2017 was a huge success, providing attendees with a new awareness of the latest in GIS. Please join us as we continue our success at NYGeoCon 2019 at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse, NY.

Now Accepting Presentation Proposals

The New York State GIS Association invites you to share your expertise on the latest GIS and related technology at NYGeoCon 2019! We are currently accepting presentation proposals. Deadline to submit: Friday, July 12.

Submit a Presentation Proposal
Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation proposal for this year’s NYGeoCon hosted by the NYSGISA. Two presentation styles are available: 5-minute Lighting Talks and 30-minute Podium Talks. Please note that the 30 minutes for each Podium Talk includes time for questions and transition from the previous presenter. All Q&A for Lightning Talks is held at the end of the session period. In addition, posters can be submitted for the judged contest.

The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to ask presenters to adapt their submissions to a style other than what was selected. This is to accommodate as many sessions as possible. All presenters will be notified of this request to change when acceptance information is sent out.


  • Submissions are only accepted online
  • All presentations are selected based on their educational benefit to the audience
  • Presentations should not be intended to market specific products and/or services. Consultants should partner with or feature their clients in their presentation proposal(s)
  • Abstracts should be no less than 150 and no more than 200 words
  • Presenters must register and pay to attend the conference at regular conference fees
  • Deadline for submissions is July 12th
  • Click HERE to submit your presentation idea!


NYS GIS Association President’s Message

We are very pleased to bring this year’s conference to Central New York at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our Conference Committee is doing a fantastic job putting together a geospatial event not to be missed. I look forward to seeing the exciting work everyone is doing and the ever developing technologies employed in our processes.  We’ll have some great speakers and it’s a fantastic opportunity to network and explore beautiful downtown Syracuse. See you there!

– Rick Reichert

NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting

During the Conference, Tuesday, September 24, 1pm. Please attend the NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting. To vote you must be a member in good standing at least 30 days prior to meeting.

Where is NYGeoCon?

This year’s conference will be at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Optional Half Day Workshop
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Optional Full Day Workshop
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibitor Set-up
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Optional Half Day Workshop
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Poster Set-up
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am Concurrent Technical Sessions
10:30 am – 11:00 am Mid Morning Break
11:00 am – 11:45 am Opening Plenary
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Geospatial Advisory Council Update
1:10 pm – 2:30 pm NYS GIS Association Meeting
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Technical Sessions
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Keynote Speaker
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Awards Presentation
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Reception

7:30 am – 2:30 pm Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:30 am Concurrent Technical Sessions
10:00 am – 10:30 am Mid Morning Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Technical Sessions
12:00 –Adjourn


Committee Members:

  • Co-Chairs: Christopher Badurek, Alyssa Fico
  • Emily A. Fogarty
  • Joanna Green
  • Christa Hay
  • Eric Herman
  • Sheri Norton
  • Lisa Palmer
  • Jessie Pellerin
  • Rick Reichert
  • Tom Sears


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