The Northeast ARC Users Group (NEARC) invites you to participate in the 6th Annual GIS Educators Day at the Fall NEARC Conference!

GIS Educators Day 2013

at the 28th Annual Fall NEARC Conference

Sunday, September 29 // Nashua, New Hampshire

The Northeast ARC Users Group (NEARC) invites you to participate in the 6th Annual GIS Educators Day at the Fall NEARC Conference! 


GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC and Esri, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education.

GIS Educators Day is a one-day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from September 29 – October 2 at the Radisson Hotel Nashua. GIS Educators Day will feature hands-on computer labs and presentations exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics.

GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers…the opportunity to network with other professionals who share your interest in the use of geospatial technologies in the same setting. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your “Must Do” list for 2013.


  • Conference Agenda and Abstracts
  • There will be two hands-on labs this year – one for ArcGIS desktop – and one for ArcGIS Online.
  • The ArcGIS desktop sessions will be in a Windows lab. ArcGIS Online workshops will be BYOD (bring your own device), so bring your laptops and mobile devices. We will have a wireless internet connection.
  • One hands-on session, NEO + ArcGIS + ImageJ = Cool Animations of Remote Sensing Data!, requires pre-registration because participants will receive a small stipend (wow!). Space is limited. The session will be ‘first come, first served,’ so be one of the first 14 to sign up by emailing Participants in this session should have at least some experience using ArcGIS desktop. This session is for K-12 teachers and those who will be facilitating pre-service K-12 educators.
  • There will also be an education track at the main NEARC conference. Sessions in that track are scheduled for Monday, September 30. There is a special Sunday-Monday registration option for those who would like to attend both days. To learn more about this, email
  • We have scheduled presentations for GIS educators at every level – 16 in all!
  • GIS Educators Day presenters are among the foremost GIS educators in the region and the country – don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best!
  • Click here to register for GIS Educators Day 2013 today!



10. It’s on a Sunday so you won’t need an excuse not to attend Aunt Bertha’s brunch with your favorite relatives.


9. GIS Educators are always friendly and eager to share their projects, maps, and the stories behind them.


8. The colorful palette of a New Hampshire autumn is not to be missed.

7. There will be great giveaways for all attendees and prizes for a lucky few (you might want to bring an extra tote bag).

6. Find out how other educators are integrating ArcGIS into their curriculum using desk top computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

5. You will pick up valuable tips and tricks from experienced GIS users.

4. There is a special 2-day rate for attendees who crave more GIS and want to stay over for the first day of the full NEARC meeting on Monday, September 30.

3. There will be a plethora of exciting ideas for projects and activities to take home to your own classroom and institution.

2. Whether you are a K-12 or higher-ed educator, you’ll find relevant presentations and hands-on workshops.

1. You’ll spend an entire day with very spatial colleagues and never once have to explain what GIS is.
More information on NEARC 2013 will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available at Stay tuned!
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