2022 East Fall Forum

Save the date graphic for the fall 2022 TNGIC east fall forum

Thank you to Tusculum University College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics for hosting this event.

Tusculum University logo

Event Registration

Attending the East Tennessee Fall Forum is free but you need to register so we can order enough food. Register online here

Registration Deadline is Wednesday October 19, 2022

Keynote Speaker

We are honored to have Charlie Mix, GIS Director of University of Tennessee Chattanooga as our keynote speaker.

Charlie Mix, GIS Director for UTC

Charlie is the GIS Director for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He oversees GIS project development and management, spatial data analysis, modeling, cartography, GIS application development, partnership coordination, and GIS software, hardware, and data management for UTC's campus and partners.  Charlie has led several successful projects utilizing GIS and cartography for conservation, outdoor recreation planning, public health, and community prosperity. His cartographic work has received international recognition through awards and publications.

About the Lab: The Interdisciplinary Geospatial Technology Lab (IGTLab) provides the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the greater Chattanooga metropolitan region with leadership, expertise, and a platform for the successful integration of geospatial technologies and spatial thinking into academic instruction and problem solving.

 Since 1995, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s IGTLab has provided UTC the Chattanooga region and beyond expertise and support in spatial thinking, GIS data collection and management, spatial analysis, cartography and GIS application development. IGTLab staff provide consultation and project management services to UTC and the larger community. The IGTLab also connects UTC faculty and students with community partnerships that provide students unique real-world GIS learning opportunities through internships, applied research and sponsored projects; and its partners with GIS and cartography support.

Event Parking

Free event parking is available in the lot immediately south of the Meen Center marked in the map above. Signage will be present on the day of the event.

Event Sponsorship

2022 Sponsorship and Partner Registration

Your generous support enables us to offer this event to the geospatial community of East Tennessee for free. Door prize items may be donated without registering as a sponsor.

  • Partners will be recognized during the event.
  • Partner logos will be visible on this webpage.
  • Partners will be recognized on the TNGIC social media channels.
  • Partner logos will be displayed throughout the event space.
  • Partner logos will appear during large group gatherings and meals.
  • Door prize donors will be recognized with their donations.

Sponsorship Tiers

  • Partners may choose to sponsor a single TNGIC regional event for $250
  • Partners may choose to sponsor all three regional TNGIC regional events for $500
  • Sign up to be a sponsor here.
  • After registering as a partner, each person attending from the sponsor will need to register themselves so we have enough food.
  • Partners will need to submit a high quality digital logo (prefer vector format or a png with a transparent background if possible), company URL, and social media handles.

Map Gallery

Share your work with the geospatial community of East Tennessee. We are looking for both static and interactive maps and posters.

  • Map gallery details and submission details.
  • View the map gallery entries here.
  • Map Gallery submission deadline is Wednesday October 19, 2022.
Submit a map


We are looking for presentations for the upcoming East Tennessee Fall forum. Presentations slots are usually 20 minutes with a 15 minute presentation and a 5 minute question and answer session. If you are interested in organizing a different type of session (panel discussion, lightning talks, etc), please contact the event organizers.

  • Submit your presentation abstracts here.
  • Presentation abstract deadline is Friday October 14, 2022.

Special Event - GIS Help Desk

We are putting together a team of knowledgeable GIS experts to do run a GIS Help Desk for a day!  You will be able to sign up and work through GIS related troubleshooting either in person or virtually.   We plan on taking the best and most solvable 8-10 requests.

Sign Up to request help from the GIS Help Desk!

Volunteer Opportunities

TNGIC is an entirely volunteer run organization. Please consider arriving to the event early to help with setup or staying late to help with tear down. You can also contact one of the conference committee members below for specific volunteer opportunities.

  • Conference Chairs: Michael Camponovo, Mark Crow, Chris Pape
  • Registration: Russ Davis
  • Map Gallery: Jonathon Riggsbee
  • Sponsors and Door Prizes: Chris Pape
  • Agenda and Presentations: Randal Hale, Ian Feathers
  • Set Up and Tear Down: Bridgette Fritz
  • AV:
  • Marketing: Michael Camponovo

Thank you to our event sponsors!