See you in Tacoma for #NACIS2024, Oct. 16–19, 2024
See you in Tacoma for #NACIS2024, Oct. 16–19, 2024

Be a part of NACIS 2024!

Hotel Murano | 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Join us in Tacoma, Washington for the NACIS Annual Meeting, October 16–19.

NACIS members get a discount on conference registration. To get the discount, log in to your NACIS account using the button in the upper right.

Workshops and Field Trips

Workshop information coming soon.

Map Gallery

  Submission deadline: August 31, 2024 

Show off your latest projects, best cartographic designs, research, or experimental or avant-garde techniques in Tacoma! Questions about submitting to the Map Gallery? Email [email protected].

Student Print and Dynamic Map Competitions

  Submission deadline: August 31, 2024 

Students entering their maps in the print or dynamic mapping competitions are eligible to win cash prizes. Questions about submitting to the competitions? Email [email protected].

Meet our Keynote Speakers


Nick Zentner
Central Washington University

Nick Zentner is a distinguished geologist, educator, and award-winning host dedicated to sharing his passion for science beyond the traditional classroom setting. He has been teaching geology at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington since 1992.

Mr. Zentner received the esteemed James Shea Award in 2015 and the Geological Society of America Public Service Award in 2023, recognizing his outstanding contributions to advancing public understanding of earth sciences.

His PBS TV series “Nick on the Rocks” has received significant acclaim, including two Emmy Awards, for its informative content and compelling storytelling. Additionally, he hosts an engaging YouTube Livestream Series, which brings joy to the learning process.

Photo of Nick Zentner


Danica Sterud Miller
University of Washington Tacoma

Dr. Danica Sterud Miller (Puyallup Tribe of Indians) is a distinguished educator renowned for her expertise in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

Currently, she holds the esteemed position of Co-Director at the Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) at the University of Washington Tacoma. Dr. Miller is an associate professor at the Culture, Arts and Communication division of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Her notable achievements include the receipt of UW Tacoma’s Distinguished Teaching Award, recognizing her innovative pedagogical approaches in Native American studies. Dr. Miller’s teaching methodologies incorporate immersive experiences such as field trips, captivating storytelling, and hands-on learning techniques.

Photo of Danica Sterud Miller

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to support the attendance of students and professionals alike. Learn more about travel grants here. Grant applications are now open.

Code of Conduct

All attendees are encouraged to review the NACIS Code of Conduct.

Hotel Reservations

Book your hotel room early as our room block often sells out quickly! The annual meeting will convene at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. Take advantage of the NACIS conference rate by clicking this link:

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