Call for Abstracts is Now Open!


The Northeast Arc Users Group (NEARC) Spring Conference is an annual, one-day conference packed with professional development and networking opportunities for all levels of GIS users. The Spring NEARC Host Committee invites you to submit a presentation for the in-person event at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.


Deadline to submit: Monday, March 18th, 11:59 PM


Spring NEARC Conference presentations, workshops, and posters are an opportunity to share experience, expertise, and knowledge with colleagues and offer solutions for successful use of GIS.

All attendees, including private sector attendees and vendors, are encouraged to submit presentations or workshops. Submissions can showcase a project, research, process, experience, expertise, management, or best practices related to GIS. Marketing presentations may be given by reserving a vendor booth.


The following presentation types are being accepted:

·    Oral Presentation (30 minutes, includes 5-8 minutes of Q&A and presenter transition)

·    Hands-On Workshop (90 minutes)

·    Panel Presentation/Discussion (90 minutes) Digital Visual Presentation (Online posters, story maps, or other interactive multi-media that are exhibited for informal browsing)

·    Poster Presentation (4ft x 4ft maximum size and must include a 5-minute lightning talk)


To submit an abstract, review the presentation guidelines and submission procedures, then use the link below to submit a proposal.

All presenters are required to register to attend the conference. Student presenters attend free of charge; professional presenters must pay to attend. Limited scholarships will be available to our NEARC community members - keep an eye out for more information on how (and when) to apply for a scholarship to attend! 

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by early April and the schedule will be posted online shortly thereafter. You may view the Schedule at-a-Glance now!



Upcoming Events!


Black History Month 

Northeast History Trails

Monday, February 26th, 12-1pm


In Celebration of Black History Month, NEARC invites you to explore some of the History Trail story maps from around the Northeast. This event will take us on a journey from Hartford's Black Heroes Trail to the African American Heritage Trail in Vermont

Please register to attend: Northeast Trails Zoom Registration 

Do you have a story map or other mapping project showcasing Black History in New England? Please contact Katie Grillo ([log in to unmask]) to be added to this event!


Northstar of GIS 2024 Black History Month Series

GIS Northstar is offering a series of events all month long! Please visit for more information.


A Toast to ArcMap 

Come celebrate (or mourn) the end of an era! That's right, we’re toasting to the sun setting on our beloved ArcMap. Come share your favorite projects and error messages with friends and colleagues in the Boston area. 

When: Tuesday, March 5th, 5-8pm

Where: River Bar in Assembly Square (661 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145)


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