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What events can K-12 educators attend this fall to learn about GIS?

Conferences and workshops are an effective way to network with other educators and to find useful resources and tools that can enhance your teaching. Start your fall planning by checking out the conferences running in the new school year for K-12 educators who are interested in finding new ways to integrate GIS in their teaching. Come meet a member of the K-12 education group who can help you get started.

Begin planning your fall conferences by checking out the lineup of workshops the K-12 group will facilitate. You can also visit us at the Esri Canada table to find free resources that’ll help you begin your GIS journey.

Manitoba Social Studies Teachers' Association (MSSTA) and Social Studies Saskatchewan (SSS)
October 21, 2016
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Workshops: 1. Teaching Curriculum with Online Mapping & Analysis 2. Storytelling with Story Maps

Nova Scotia Social Studies Teachers Association (NSSTA)
October 28, 2016
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Workshops: 1. Teach with Technology 2. Storytelling with Maps

Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE)
November 11-12, 2016
Port Hope, Ontario
Workshops are not finalized yet. Please check the OAGEE website in the fall.

November 17-18, 2016
Richmond, British Columbia
Workshop is not finalized yet. Please check the ERAC IT4K12 website in the fall.

Esri Canada User Fall Conferences
Esri Canada User Conferences provide you the opportunity to discover exciting new developments about Esri's GIS solutions and network with GIS professionals in your city.  At some of the conferences, during the plenary, K-12 students present the work they have done using ArcGIS.

Explore the 2016 Esri Canada User Conferences story map to view the locations of the fall conferences.

For quick reference, here’s where the 2016 Esri Canada User Conferences will be held this fall, and view a student presentation from 2015:

Edmonton, Alberta
September 20, 2016

Toronto, Ontario
October 5, 2016
The Education and Research group will be in attendance. We hope to see you there.
View the student presentation or read the case study from 2015 describing how St. Andrew’s College students used Esri’s Business Analyst Online at their school.

Ottawa, Ontario
October 20, 2016

Fredericton, New Brunswick
October 25-26

Vancouver, British Columbia
November 2, 2016

Regina, Saskatchewan
November 15, 2016

St John’s Newfoundland and Labrador
November 23, 2016

Learn more about the Esri Canada User Conferences by checking out the past 2016 Spring proceedings and 2015 proceedings.

If you have any questions about the Esri Canada workshops listed above, contact us at We hope to see you in the fall!

About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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