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NACIS News: September 2022

Date posted: September 16, 2022


Free workshop for NACIS members

NACIS is excited to invite you to join our Board members for a virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Workshop with Shakti Training. It is happening on Oct. 3rd and 5th from 2pm – 3:45pm ET. You must attend both sessions.
Portrait of Cindu Thomas-GeorgeCindu Thomas-George is a disruptor of injustice and cultivator of inclusion.

As the Founder and Principal Trainer of Shakti Diversity and Equity Training, she designs and facilitates professional development experiences that promote inclusion, equity, antiracism, and intercultural intelligence.

As a DEI practitioner, she works across industries to help cultivate workplace cultures that foster a sense of belonging and inclusion for today’s increasingly diverse workforce. 

In her seventeen years of experience, she has developed a mastery of creating and facilitating meaningful and impactful learning experiences that work to empower individuals to become agents of change and champions of inclusion and equity. 
This valuable workshop is free for NACIS members. There are currently 40 open spots, and a waitlist if it fills up. We look forward to growing with you!
Sign up here

Voting is open for the 2022 NACIS election

Every year, NACIS holds an election to fill vacant board seats, and as usual we have a slate of high-quality candidates for you to choose from. If you’re an active member of the Society, please vote now. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Oct 14th.

Get your NACIS 2022 conference t-shirt

Photo of NACIS 2022 conference t-shirt on the floor next to jeans, shoes, and accessoriesConference t-shirts are available in the NACIS Shop. The 2022 conference logo is inspired by the iconic “Gold Medal Flour” grain elevator in downtown Minneapolis. Unisex and women’s options available. All proceeds go to supporting popular NACIS initiatives, including student travel grants, contest awards, video recording, and accessibility.

Order soon to receive your shirt before the annual meeting. T-shirts will not be sold at the conference.

Have an idea for a mappy t-shirt? Submit a design for consideration.

Preorder the Atlas of Design volume 6

We’re excited to announce that pre-orders for the Atlas of Design Volume 6 are available now! Visit our website to reserve yours today. You’ll find two pre-order options on our web store: one for shipping an order directly to you, and a pickup option for those attending the NACIS 2022 meeting in Minneapolis.

This latest volume contains 33 stunning maps with author commentary and a foreword written by Eleanor Lutz—all of which aim to teach and inspire readers regarding the thoughtful design decisions that make cartography tick.

Active NACIS members can get 25% off their pre-order by using a special discount code. Log into the NACIS website, then visit this page for your code

a grid of thumbnail images (each of a map in the volume)

Early bird registration is open

Register for the conference through the current meeting page. If you’re a NACIS member, log in to your NACIS account, then follow the instructions on the registration page to receive your member discount. The last day for early bird registration is Sunday, October 9th.

Our hotel block is full

There are no more discounted rooms available in our hotel block at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel (The Depot). Non-discounted rooms are still available at both the Renaissance and the Residence Inn, the other hotel in The Depot complex.

Don’t miss this year’s conference keynote

portrait of Obi KaufmannTo launch the 42nd Annual Meeting of NACIS, Obi Kaufmann—best-selling and award-winning author of The California Field Atlas series of books—will present the meaning and methods that drive his unique, hand-painted cartography. Obi’s work is based on the parsing of what he calls Ecological Philosophy, an examination of the rhetorical and epistemological theories of Consilience (the marriage of science and art), Aesthetics (the transmission of meaning through media), and Complexity (the functional description of emergent phenomena). By engaging this exciting brew of convergent ideas, Obi tells the story of how the road through geographic literacy leads to a new era of democratic sustainability, one that is mirrored in the well-being of the environment and one that we can and will usher in together. 
Banner image: Hozomeen Lake in North Cascades National Park, by Kate Leroux
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