BTAA GIS Conference

Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) GIS Conference

Promoting Collaborations among BTAA Institutions

The BTAA GIS Conference is a virtual event organized by geospatial information users and educators in Big Ten institutions to present their work, exchange information, and develop potential collaborations. It is open to all participants, including those outside of the BTAA network.


Have a question? Contact us:

Nicole Scholtz, Librarian for Geospatial and Numeric Data, University of Michigan, nscholtz@umich.edu

Tara Anthony, Interim Head of the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information, Penn State University, tll38@psu.edu

Milan Budhathoki, Geospatial Librarian, University of Maryland, mb17@umd.edu

Caroline Kayko, Map and Geospatial Data Librarian, University of Michigan, ckayko@umich.edu

Nicole Kong, Associate Professor, GIS Specialist, Purdue University, kongn@purdue.edu

Shirley Li, GIS Analyst, Purdue University, li1050@purdue.edu

Karen Majewicz, Geospatial Project Manager & Metadata Coordinator, University of Minnesota, majew030@umn.edu

Laura Kane McElfresh, Cartographic Metadata Librarian, University of Minnesota, mcelf008@umn.edu

Theresa Quill, Map and Spatial Data Librarian, Indiana University, theward@indiana.edu

Amanda Tickner, GIS Specialist, Michigan State University, atickner@msu.edu

Past Conferences

The 2021 Conference was held on November 12th and featured two keynote speakers, lightning talks, a map contest, and career networking. View archived pages for the 2021 conference:


The 2020 Conference was held on November 13th and featured presentations, social hours, career networking, a map contest, a geo-trivia night, and an Open Humanitarian Mapathon. It also highlighted GIS educational programs across the BTAA. View archived pages for the 2020 conference: