Jul 8, 2020 to Jul 10, 2020, Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA
Pre-Conference workshops: Tuesday July 7, 2020
Please email ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org if you have any questions about the conference not covered in the FAQ below, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
April 6, 2020: The SCGIS Board of Directors has decided to cancel this year’s 2020 SCGIS Annual Conference in July. Although it is disappointing, we must prioritize the health and welfare of our SCGIS community. In addition, various local, national and international travel restrictions and high uncertainty of the virus’s trajectory prevent all of us from being able to plan any travel-related activity for the foreseeable future. SCGIS will offer full refunds to all paid registrants. If you have questions for the SCGIS Conference Committee, please contact them at: email@example.com.
SCGIS volunteers continue to serve our conservation GIS community so we can continue to connect, share our work and inspire each other. Our Global Scholars Program will continue next year and Scholars who were selected for this year’s program will automatically be invited to participate next year. We are also working to find additional ways to support them with training opportunities during these coming months. In addition, the SCGIS Conference Committee and the SCGIS Board of Directors will be exploring opportunities for remote engagement and ways to continue to bring our community together. Please stay tuned for more updates!
You may pay the student rate for the conference. Unfortunately, the web registration page is not set up for you to do this simply.
Please proceed to register—clicking through as much of the conference registration process on our website as possible, but do NOT pay. Next, please drop an email to ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org to let us know you have done this. We will adjust your payment to the student rate at our end. This will enable you to then complete your registration online at the student rate, or to pay at the conference with a check or cash.
Please proceed to register—clicking through as much of the conference registration process on our website as possible, but do NOT pay. Next, please drop an email to ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org to let us know you have done this. We will adjust your status.
SCGIS does not typically offer certificates for workshops. We do offer a certificate of participation, upon request, to those individuals who require such documentation for their sponsoring organization. The certificate acknowledges the individual by name, and if there was a paper presented, the title of that paper can be added to the certificate. For certificates, please send request to ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org
Note: From time to time, SCGIS will offer pre-conference workshops with the option to receive a certificate. This option will be clearly noted when you register for the workshop and will usually entail a higher fee (eg: 2019 pre-conference workshops) This certificate is not issued through SCGIS, rather through the instructor at the time of completion of the workshop.
SCGIS has an “anyone can come, pay what you can” policy. If you show up at Asilomar to attend sessions, we do not charge you. However, Asilomar is relatively far from any affordable camping or lodging. We encourage people who can pay more to make donations in support of those who cannot afford to pay at all. That said, we do not have a budget to cover everyone in need. We do have the option to waive or reduce registration fees for anyone who asks and makes a compelling case. Ideally, all of our board members, committee members, advisory board members and general members are working to get new members to join, and to encourage the organizations we are part of to ‘SPONSOR’ the SCGIS at various levels. The more sponsors we have, the more we are able to support this need. Sponsors get their names on our agenda, and on a poster at the conference. If you want to come to the conference but can’t afford it, see if you can get sponsors! Contact us for further questions: ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org
The application process for scholarships is very long and involved, closes every year several months prior to the conference registration announcement. To learn about the scholarship program and requirements, log in to www.scgis.org and find SCGIS Chapters in your country - it is the chapters that recommend scholars to our program, so if you live outside of the US or Canada and are interested in our program, please get to know your local SCGIS Chapter and see if you are eligible for consideration in next year’s scholarship applications.
The success rate has been over 90% the last two years but it all depends upon the number and type of submissions we receive. We can not guarantee acceptance. If you need to know your acceptance status for a visa or some other reason, please email us at ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org to discuss options.
We encourage you to submit your abstract in time to meet the deadline, as it makes our agenda preparation process much easier. We know there are legitimate reasons for late submissions, and in a few extreme cases we may be able to make an exception. Please contact us at ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org if you find yourself in this situation. We will do our best to work with you.
Yes, we do. Contact us at ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org and we will assign someone to work with you directly. PLEASe give us as much prior notice as possible, but at the very least two weeks notice is essential. We are an all-volunteer run organization, so we are not able to ensure attention to your request during regular working hours.
The workshops are space-limited, priced to be affordable to members and conference goers, and are supported by membership donations and conference registration fees. In addition, Asilomar conference grounds charges for day use fee for non-registered guests.
Non-conference participants may attend workshops where space is available, but a registration fee and day-use fees will be added to the cost of the workshop. If you are interested in this option send email to ConferenceQuestions@scgis.org explaining your situation and we will make determinations on a case by case basis.
YES, but only if you are an SCGIS member.
SCGIS is 100% volunteer run and does not have an office. We do have a mailing address that is managed by a mail administrator for a small fee. Your physical mail will be forwarded to the proper volunteer member.
Mr. Jim Enote & Dr. Travis Belote
Colorado Plateau Foundation & The Wilderness Society
Important Dates and Deadlines
Call for Abstracts: due by March 27, 2020
Early Bird offer: ends March 27, 2020
Map and App Gallery submissions: due by June 3rd, 2020
About Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA