2023 Annual TNGIC Conference

Logo: TNGIC Member Derrick Hughes

Welcome!  The TN Geographic Information Council's Annual Conference is a great opportunity for networking, GIS data workflows, learning, and sharing the work that you do.  Explore below, and join the TN GIS community!  

For first timers, we have training on the first day and the following two days include keynotes and member presentations. We have fantastic business partners who are there to provide solutions and help you solve problems. The community is welcoming and there are opportunities to find members to assist, share data with you, connect about a job opportunity or just chat about GIS. Additionally, we have great social events and a golf outing if you are interested.


Where: Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 38116

When/Overview:

April 11th, 2023 -  Pre-Conference Training and Golf Tournament

April 12th, 2023 - Keynote Ashley Hitt (Connected Nation), presentations, networking, TNGIC Social!

April 13th, 2023 - Keynote Steve Aichele (USGS Hydrography), presentations, TNGIC business meeting, networking

Registration Costs:

TNGIC has tried to coincide membership with the Conference as much as possible. If your membership has expired or is nearing the renewal date, the registration form will ask to include membership fees of $40.00. Your expiration date is shown in the "My Profile" section of your TNGIC Member Home Page.  If you are part of an organization your Key Contact may need to first renew your membership. 

Early Bird - $285.00 for current members (till 3/1/23)
Early Bird - $325.00 for non-members (till 3/1/23)
Student - $100.00 (Volunteer options available - Register here)
Late Bird  - $335.00 for current members (after 3/1/23)
Late Bird  - $375.00 for non-members (after 3/1/23)
Single Day - $162.00
Conference Registration and Membership

If your organization is interested in being a business partner please register below. Partners will receive coupon codes for conference registration.

Business Partner Registration

Guest House at Graceland Lodging Information

 

Location: Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 38116

Booking:  Hotel reservations can be made HERE or you can call directly 800.238.2000 and mention the block code 230411TNGE.  Cost will be $185.00 per night plus taxes and fees (till 3/11/2023).  If you are tax exempt you will need to bring your exemption form with you at check-in. 

Parking: $5 per day (Onsite attendees will see charges on their room bill.  Offsite attendees will receive a voucher for the discounted parking).


Call for Presentations

We would love to hear about what you do and the projects that you and your organization are undertaking.  Share a workflow, share successes and learning opportunities!

 Submit a presentation

Map Gallery

TNGIC hosts an annual Map Gallery Competition for the GIS Community to share their work. It is just another great way to see what TNGIC Members are working on. Share your work below!

What to Expect: Physical maps are to be checked in at the conference registration table. Authors may be available in the map gallery at a time designated in the conference agenda to answer questions about their map (attendance during judging is optional). Award recipients will be announced during lunch of the second day of the conference and be posted on the TNGIC website.

We have five categories we will be judging for Map Gallery Awards:

Best Cartographic Design: Awarded to the map that artistically employs the elements of cartography without compromising use and functionality. 

Best Analysis: Awarded to the map that is best designed to display the results of spatial data analysis and presents the information in an unbiased way, allowing the viewer to extract their own conclusions, utilizing the map as a tool.

Best Student Map: Awarded to the best overall student map. Submitted maps may be cartographic or analytically focused. 

Best Online Map or App: Awarded to the best Online Map or App (such as a dashboard or story map). Map entries will be judged before the conference. All web maps or apps must be made public (not password protected). Maps will be accessible for conference goers via hyperlinks in the conference app, as well as in the map gallery. 

Viewer’s Choice: Award chosen by the attendees for the best overall physical map in the map gallery. Maps entered the day of the conference are eligible for viewer’s choice.

Submit a Map to the TNGIC Map Gallery

Training

Training will be held on April 11th

Details TBD!


 Additional Events and Activities

 Golf Tourney - TBD!

TNGIC Board of Director's Business and Elections

Join us for lots of great information, awards, and the changing of the Board of Director's leadership.  Voting will also occur to fill 3 open Board of Director positions. We will have a great group of professionals as always.  If you would like to nominate someone for the board please email Paul Dudley.

Huge thanks to Sunny Fleming (President), Amanda O'Shea, and Ben Baker for their service to TNGIC and our community these past 3 years!


 

See you in Memphis!