Welcome! 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 11th Annual NW PA GIS Conference. This conference presents some of the best Geographic Information System (GIS) practices in our community today.

It is undeniable that data collection techniques have witnessed a tremendous leap forward in the past decade. From the deployment of drones to the use of crowdsourcing techniques, connected to disconnected data collections have become more mainstream than ever. Join us in October to explore the wide variety of processes involved in data collection from fieldwork until it reaches the end user. Share your work with other professionals and academics in an exciting and fruitful environment for education and networking. Register now.

You are invited to participate in the 11th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania GIS Conference that will be held on October 19-20, 2017 at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. This link is the formal conference announcement and the preliminary deadlines for registration and material submissions. Deadline: September 9, 2016.


Wednesday 10/18/2017
Confirmed pre-conference workshops are: 
- Introduction to ArcGIS Pro





Morning Session:
  • TBA

Noon Session:

  • TBA

Accommodation, Parking and Conference Location

Links to area hotels and those with special event discounts for the NW PA GIS Conference.
Also, you'll find a link to the conference location (Clarion University > Gemmell Student Center) as well as the parking lot available for conference attendees.



We are accepting posters or map presentations for this year's Conference.  The deadline for a poster or a map abstract is on Wednesday September 13, 2017 by 3:00pm via online registration or email at Contact Arlene Rodriguez for special arrangement at arlene1213@gmail.com.


Conference Maps

A link to maps of Clarion University of Pennsylvania Campus as well as Gemmell Student Center with room layout.



Conference Agenda

Online conference agenda. Keep checking this link as it will be constantly updating till the day of the conference. Any changes to the presentations and/or activities will be posted here on a regular basis.

Download Print Agenda in PDF 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the conference will allow your company's name to be exposed to all the attendees through exhibition, advertisement on this page as well as during the conference. The NW PA GIS Conference accepts sponsorships through three levels. Please contact Dr. Yasser Ayad (yayad@clarion.edu) for further information with this regards.



Thank you to our current sponsors: