Montréal, Canada

October 10th–13th, 2017

This year, the meeting starts on Tuesday, with field trips & workshops on Friday.

Love maps, data, visual storytelling, and cartographic design?

Make your plans now to participate in the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society in Montréal, Canada. Join professionals and enthusiasts from government, commercial, and not-for-profit groups along with academics, scholars, map/GIS librarians, artists, technologists, and students in our 37th Annual Meeting.

Live video stream

Can’t make it to Montréal? NACIS members can follow the entire meeting with live streaming video.

Go to live stream

Registration & Preliminary Schedule

Our meeting in Montréal will feature a great lineup of presenters from all branches of the cartographic world. Have a look over our preliminary schedule, and then join in by hitting the registration button!

2017 Program     Register Now

Discounted early rates will be available until September 30th, so register now! Questions? Contact us!


NACIS Night Out

Be a part of NACIS Night Out (NNO) by attending this annual fun social event. NACIS Night Out is a relaxed environment where you can taste local food, enjoy a beverage, and socialize with 100+ other cartographers. What more fun could you want?

The year’s NNO will be held on Wednesday evening (October 11th) at the Bier Markt. The venue is directly across the street from the conference hotel.
1221, boul René-Lévesque , Montréal, Québec, H3G 1T1
Phone: 514 864 7575

Be sure to check out their website for a sampling of their food and drink fare. It is sure to be an enjoyable evening.


​Geoffrey Mandel

Geoffrey Mandel grew up in Greenwich Village in a family of writers and editors, including LIFE Magazine editors and novelists Paul and Sheila Mandel. After graduating from Tufts and Stanford and kicking around the publishing world in New York and Boston, Mandel took a career detour to NYU’s graduate film program, where he wrote and directed the Student Academy Award-nominated short “Kill the Director.”

His first industry job was as an art department assistant on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and since 1995 he has been working as a graphic designer for films and TV shows, including Space: Above & Beyond, JAG, NCIS, Star Trek: Voyager, Spider-Man 2, Serenity, Blades of Glory, Dirt, X-Men: First Class, Gangster Squad, Parks & Recreation, Mad Men, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Muppets, Black Mass, La La Land, and the upcoming Downsizing and American Made.

In his spare time, Mandel designs and illustrates props, blueprints and star maps for various science fiction franchises, including the Serenity blueprints, and maps of the Star Trek, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica universes. He lives in beautiful downtown Burbank.

Some of Geoffrey’s work: The Twelve Colonies, The Verse, Star Trek: Star Charts.

Conference Location

Le Centre Sheraton, Montréal
1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque O
Montréal, QC H3B 2L7

Reserve your room now at the conference rate of $159 USD / $209 CAD (rate subject to change based on currency exchange rate fluctuation). Note that while our room block is not full on every single day, it may have already sold out for certain peak days. The hotel has augmented our block by offering some more expensive (but still group-discounted) rooms, including Deluxe rooms at a rate of $249 CAD. We are dealing with an unprecedented demand!


A refund of your registration fee will be made minus a $50 processing fee, if cancellation is received in writing at least fourteen days prior to the date of the event. Alternates are encouraged to attend for any pre-registrant who is unable to attend.