2020 General Conference Information

2020 Conference Cancelled

After conversations with public health officials, growing concerns from our planning board, speakers and attendees, we believe the risks associated with holding the 2020 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference at this time are too high… read more


Catherine Cahill – Director of Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI)


Short Courses

These courses cover a range of relevant topics to the surveying and mapping professions and are sponsored by the ASMC host organizations. Attendees of these sessions are eligible for continuing education credits.

Lightning Presentations

These showcase a series of presentations that demonstrate GIS projects and applications from across the state as well as plenty of “How to…” presentations from local professionals. Sessions will run consistently all 3 days of the conference. Presenters include state, federal, and private company professionals, as well as students. These talks demonstrate the full breadth of how Geospatial Science is applied throughout Alaska.


We encourage you to meet representatives from local and national companies, professional organizations and federal and state agencies on hand to share product and service information. Learn about the latest in technologies, agency policies and future applications of systems and equipment. Exhibits are open to the public.

Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Monday, April 6th, 8:00am – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 7th, 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 8th, 8:00am – 5:30pm


Monday, April 6th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Dena’ina Center 2nd floor Hall and Boardroom

Sponsors, Exhibitors, Presenters and Attendees are invited to network and enjoy the evening with appetizers, a no-host bar, and free beer from sponsored kegs.


Lunch will be provided free of charge to all registered conference attendees. Tickets to the events will be given on a first come, first served basis

Keynote Luncheon – Monday, April 6th, 12:00pm, Kahtnu Rooms 1 & 2
Speaker: Catherine Cahill – Director of Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI)

ASPLS / ASPRS Lunch – Tuesday, April 7th, 12:00pm, Kahtnu Rooms 1 & 2
Come enjoy lunch and hear leaders from these established member organizations speak on current trends and directions of Surveying and Remote Sensing in Alaska.

AAUG / URISA Lunch – Wednesday, April 8th, 12:00pm, Kahtnu Rooms 1 & 2
The luncheon will be an opportunity to meet other GIS users in an informal setting during a plated sit-down lunch. There will be a fun and lively Trivia Game that you will not want to miss. Bring your colleagues and trivia masters for a chance to win trivia bragging rights and a prize.


Full-time students interested in volunteering at the conference should contact the student volunteer coordinator listed below to ask if help is still needed on the day(s) you are available. Please wait to register for the conference until after you have been scheduled to volunteer, as you will be given special instructions.

Volunteer opportunities are open to full-time students and will waive the cost of attending the conference equal to the time of service.

Please Note: Volunteer registration closes Friday, March 27th, 2020.

Contact James Calvin at [email protected] for more information.