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Welcome to NACIS 2021

Welcome, and thank you for being a part of NACIS for a unique 41st Annual Meeting. Our all volunteer organizing committee has put together an exciting program with social events and opportunities to connect. Explore the resources listed below to learn more.

Live Streams

Passwords for streams have been shared with you via email from Eventbrite to the email used to register in Eventbrite. If you have streaming issues visit the help channel on Slack.

Find rooms and schedules on Sched.

Centennial Ballroom

Grand Ballroom A

Grand Ballroom C

Business Lunch and Banquet

Social Media

SLACK For live discussions and to send questions to moderators and presenters join the new NACIS Slack. Slack Quick Start.

Every session has a channel, every channel is a conversation.

Tell others about yourself with a Slack Status.

  • 🌟 Founding Member
  • 🌎 First Time Attendee
  • 📍 Board Member
  • 💬 Presenter

TWITTER Connect with the larger NACIS community on Twitter using the hashtag #NACIS2021.

Please be mindful of the NACIS Code of Conduct when participating in social and interactive activities at NACIS 2021.

Virtual Events

Times and links subject to change. Please check back for updates.


Wednesday October 13, 2021 8:00pm – 9:30pm CDT 

Just because you couldn’t make it to Oklahoma City doesn’t mean you can’t meet up with other members of the NACIS community for stimulating conversations and social interactions! Join us in Remo where you will be able to chat with fellow attendees and even discuss entries in this year’s Map Gallery!


Thursday October 14, 2021 5:30pm – 9:30pm CDT 

Join us for this opportunity to socialize with other attendees in a virtual environment. Pick up discussions from the previous evening, or meet different people and strike up a new conversation! This session will begin an hour before NACIS Night Out for in-person attendees, so they can join the fun while sprucing up for the night out at Parlor.


Friday October 15, 2021 12:00pm – 2:00pm CDT

Just because you are stuck in your office with a sack lunch doesn’t mean you have to eat alone! Join us for Meet a Carto, the virtual answer to the in-person Lunch Bunch. Spice up your lunch with some great conversation and camaraderie.


Friday October 15, 2021 5:30pm – 9:00pm CDT

There’s no better way to end a week of NACIS than a virtual happy hour on Friday to reminisce about all of the great presentations, interactions, and maps!

Please be mindful of the NACIS Code of Conduct when participating in social and interactive activities at NACIS 2021.


Map Quilt

This year’s Map Quilt shows the host city in 10 maps as imagined by 10 cartographers. Each cartographer contributes their own unique style and perspective.

Student Map Gallery and Competition

Visit the student gallery and explore the amazing work of cartographers learning the art and science of cartography. Vote to reward exceptional work in cartographic design quality and cartographic research quality.

Student Dynamic Map Gallery and Competition

Visit the student dynamic map gallery to see interactive, digital, and story maps. Visit the gallery to vote for excellent individual and group submissions.

Member Map Gallery

The member map gallery showcases the exceptional work of NACIS members. Visit to see a selection of expertly crafted cartography.

Conference Goods

Order a NACIS 2021 conference t-shirt!

Show your support for the 2021 annual meeting with a NACIS OKC shirt! Whether we gather in-person, virtually, or in an imaginary place, we can all agree that “NACIS is nicest”!

Designed by Hannah Dormido

In addition to this limited conference shirt, NACIS has opened the NACIS Shop. All proceeds go to supporting popular NACIS initiatives, including student travel grants, contest awards, and video streaming. Accessibility expenses, such as interpretation, are also supported.

The Atlas of Design, v5 (2020) includes 31 beautiful and inspiring maps from cartographers all around the world, each accompanied by a short essay from the cartographer(s).

NACIS Members get 25% off! Get the code.

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