NACIS 2020 is going virtual

The NACIS Board and conference organizers have been closely following the COVID-19 news over the past few months. Due to the ongoing pandemic and financial constraints throughout industry, academia, and government, the NACIS Board voted unanimously on Friday, May 29th to hold this year’s meeting online.

Although we will all miss having our yearly meeting in person, we remain committed to our community and look forward to hosting our first ever online event and the exciting possibilities that brings.

What does this mean?

  • We will not hold our in-person conference at The Depot Minneapolis October 14th-17th.
  • We are in the process of planning a virtual event and your feedback will help guide that. If you haven’t already, please take a few moments to fill out this survey.
  • The abstract submission deadline has been extended through June 30th.
  • We will keep everyone updated as we move forward with planning both through NACIS News and this page.

Thank you for your understanding and help to make NACIS 2020 a success!

Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

Submission deadline extended

We cordially invite you to submit abstract proposals for the 40th annual meeting. In celebration of the Society’s 40th year, we encourage you to submit proposals that explore cartography of the past, present and where we are headed for the future. Please submit your proposals by June 30, 2020.

Still Accepting Map Gallery Submissions

Submit a Proposal!

Meet our 2020 keynote

Marusia Musacchio is the founder of Tierra, a geographic data analysis platform that maps crime and violence in Mexico. Location intelligence was also the focus of the first company she started, which pioneered interactive travel guides to cities in China. She moved to China in 2005 after finishing a master’s in East Asian Studies at Harvard and ended up living there for a decade, working as a journalist and political commentator while growing and eventually selling her start-up. Marusia took a break from entrepreneurship between 2015 and 2017 to co-coordinate the Seminar on Peace and Violence at El Colegio de México, her alma mater, before moving to San Francisco. She now leads Tierra’s globally distributed team of engineers, cartographers and data scientists in their quest to build a safer Mexico by helping companies and the government make safer, more informed decisions about violence and risk.


Keep an eye out for more conference updates as we continue planning our virtual event!