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


April 11th, 2023 -  Pre-Conference TrainingGolf Tournament, and NEW Welcome Social

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

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

2023 Guide and Agenda for the Conference

Registration Costs:

TNGIC has tried to coincide membership with the Conference as much as possible. If you are a new member, 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
Social Guest Attendee - $55.00 to cover food - (Register Here)

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.  Discounted rate will be $185.00 per night plus taxes and fees (EXTENDED till 3/18/2023).  If you are tax exempt you will need to bring your exemption form with you at check-in.  Unfortunately, the GSA rate is not available for these dates. 

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 or research poster. 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


More information and training registration

We have 5 training options available:

  1. Arcade across the ArcGIS Platform - Mike Sweeney, ESRI
  2. Data mining for use in ArcGIS - Mike Sweeney, ESRI
  3. Mobile Data Collection with QGIS and Mergin Maps - Randal Hale, NRGS
  4. Strategic Planning - Tim Poe, ESRI
  5. Selling Yourself - Tim Poe, ESRI

 Additional Events and Activities

 Golf Registration


Where: Cherokee Valley Golf Club - 6635 Crumpler Blvd, Olive Branch, MS 38654

Time: April 11th, 2023 - Lunch Provided. Come early and utilize the practice facilities

Tee Off: Tee Times Start at 11:30 AM (CST)

Price: $75, includes green fees, range balls, cart, lunch, and a chance of some good prizes

SIGN UP FOR A CORPORATE SPONSOR FOR $300 – includes 4 people, logo and recognition

Register: Please register above OR Send check (made out to TNGIC) to: Sam Moffat, 701 East Scott Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

Course: Cherokee Valley Golf Club was developed on the Owners grandfathers land in 1996. The 18 hole par 72 golf course length from the rear set of tees measures 6751 yards. Eleven lakes and 52 bunkers may appear intimidating at first, but wide Zoysia fairways, extra-large Champion Bermuda greens, and clean roughs make for excellent scoring opportunities and a fun day on the course!
A state of the art practice facility includes a three-tiered driving range with hitting mats and an automated ball dispenser, 2 putting greens, and a chipping green.

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 occur to fill 3 open Board of Director positions at the Annual Conference. We will have a great group of professionals as always. See below!

Check out our 2023 Board Nominees!

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!