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Deadline for all things NACIS: May 31st!

Date posted: April 18, 2016

Submission deadlines for a host of NACIS 2016 related opportunities are coming up quick. The deadline for registering to present at the Annual Meeting, participate in either of the student map competitions, or apply for a travel grant is May 31, 2016. Mark your calendar, and see below for links.

Be a part of the annual meeting

If you’d like to contribute to a talk, panel session, discussion, or workshop, make sure that your proposals are submitted by the 31st of May. Presentations related to our theme of Mapping for Change are encouraged, but all cartographic topics are welcome! View the Call for Participation for further information and submission details.

Learn more about participating

Student Dynamic Map Competition

NACIS is sponsoring the 16th Annual Student Dynamic Map Competition to promote cartographic excellence and innovation in this versatile medium. Two prizes of $500 will be awarded; one for an individual project and one for a group project.

Learn more about the Dynamic Map Competition

Student Map and Poster Competition

Students who would like to display their works at NACIS 2016 should register for the Student Map and Poster Competition. There are two competition categories: cartographic design and research quality. We encourage all students to submit their maps and technical/research posters for a chance at one of two $500 prizes!

Learn more about the Student Map and Poster Competition

Travel Grants

NACIS has travel grant initiatives that invest in the future growth and strength of the organization. These initiatives (1) encourage student attendance and participation at the annual fall meeting and (2) support the attendance of general NACIS members to attend the annual meeting who could not otherwise attend due to financial limitations. Application deadlines for both the student travel grants and the regular membership grants is May 31, 2016 at midnight CDT

Learn more about travel grants

Get more for your travel dollar and attend two meetings at once.

For those of you who would like to extend your time in Colorado Springs, you’re in luck. This year’s Great Plains / Rocky Mountains Division AAG meeting is taking place in Colorado Springs on the Saturday immediately following NACIS 2016. You don’t even have to change hotels! Visit for more information about the meeting.