Main Conference: September 21 - 25

Conference Community

Registered Virtual Annual Conference attendees are invited to participate in this exclusive discussion community throughout the conference week and beyond. 

Greetings From Our Confrence Emcee, Jake Williams!

Jake Williams of StateScoop will be our emcee and host throughout the conference week. Check out the link for a quick welcome video from Jake to all of our attendees.

Virtual Annual Conference Primer

In this short clip, Deputy Director Bridget Nolan will give you the lay of the land so you get the most out of the Virtual Annual Conference platform.

Since its inception 30 years ago, the NSGIC Annual Conference has been a meeting place for state GIS leaders to share successes and challenges; confer with federal, local, academic, nonprofit, and private sector colleagues; identify new opportunities; launch collaborations; contribute to NSGIC's growth and direction; and recharge.

The world may have changed. The conference format may have changed. But the NSGIC Annual will continue on in its distinctive, decades-long tradition.


Registration is free for most member types - you must register to attend!

In this extraordinary time and under unprecidented circumstances, we are pleased to completely waive registration fees for all individual State Government and Institutional members, and members belonging to State Leader, State Council, and Federal Partner group memberships. Registration is also included in Sponsor packages.

Register Now!

Member TypeVirtual Annual Conference Pricing
State Government, Institutional, State Leaders, State Council, Federal Partner, Sponsor MemberFREE
Associate Members$240 *
Non-Members (public sector only)$365 *
Non-Members (private sector)All corporate attendees must be sponsors to attend NSGIC meetings. A one-time introductory sponsorship may be available. For more inforamtion about current sponsorship opportunities, contact Bridget Nolan at

* Please note that State Government and Institutional membership pricing is $365. If applicable, consider becoming a member and receive free registration to the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, discounts to in-person meetings, and many other member benefits!

For registration questions, please contact Bridget Nolan at

Live + On-Demand + Networking + More

The conference format offers a lot of variety!

Jake Williams, Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives for StateScoop, will be our emcee, guiding us through live sessions and mingling with participants during networking events. 

The "participatory keynote" session will find participants in small discussion groups to meet new colleagues and discuss keynote remarks made by Thao Ton-That Whelan, who leads GIS for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Also during this special virtual conference:

  • Plenary sessions on key state GIS issues
  • On-demand videos in a range of lengths and topics
  • State Caucus
  • Roll Call of States experience
  • Networking lounges
  • Interest group meetings
  • Receptions for socializing and networking
  • Virtual version of the signature hospitality suite
  • Business meetings and board meetings
  • Transfer of power from President to President-Elect, plus Board election result announcements
  • Speed Networking for select sponsors and state reps
  • Breaks and fun activities, including Trivia Time and GeoBingo
  • A full schedule - with lots of "pauses" to avoid Zoom fatigue

Check out the Agenda!


NSGIC exists to advance effective national coordination of geospatial information by supporting state-level cooperation. 

NSGIC serves as a national forum for the development of capable and future-oriented geospatial leadership.

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