The NSGIC Board of Directors, Conference Committee, and staff are looking forward to heading to New Orleans for the 2023 NSGIC Annual Conference to be held September 24-29 at The Westin New Orleans. The Inaugural National Geospatial Golf Classicwill be held in the Saturday prior to the conference at the Lakewood Golf Club. Proceeds from the Golf Classic event will benefit the 501(c)(3) National Geospatial Collaborative that is being established.
The NSGIC Annual Conference is the place to enhance geospatial excellence and collaboration for state, local, tribal, and federal GIS policymakers and coordinators, private sector partners and other leaders in the geospatial ecosystem. Providing critical and timely networking opportunities, the conference also offers the chance to connect, collaborate, and share with colleagues and partners.
A full meeting registration includes access to live plenary sessions and other programming, on-demand content, conference mobile app and all networking activities. Meals provided with your registration fee include breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. The Awards Reception will have heavy hors d’oeuvres, but will not be a proper sit down dinner. The evening Dine Around and other off-site activities will be “pay your own way“. The Annual Conference will, again, be an in-person event with no hybrid or virtual registration option. To register, you will need to be a NSGIC member and logged in to your account. Please note that all corporate attendees must be business partners in good standing to attend NSGIC conferences.
The first annual National Geospatial Golf Classic will be held at the Lakewood Golf Club in conjunction with the 2023 NSGIC Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Proceeds from the Golf Classic event will benefit the 501(c)(3) National Geospatial Collaborative that is being established.
If you have questions about the golf classic or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Ashley.
AGENDA Boxed Lunches: 12:00 pm
Shotgun Start: 1:00 pm
Best Ball / Scramble Format
Raffle and Contest Prizes to Follow
Call for Abstracts
We are no longer accepting abstracts.
For the 2023 NSGIC Annual Conference we are soliciting abstracts for live plenary content, which will be selected on a competitive basis. Preference will be given to State presentations and those business partners and private sector submissions that feature involvement with the states and/or a panel presentation that includes state representatives.
All NSGIC members in good standing may submit nominations for the Geospatial Excellence Awards per the categories below. Past award winners can be found on the Awards Page. We are no longer accepting award nominations for 2023.
NSGIC Service Awards
Lifetime | Outstanding | Distinguished | Dedicated
Nominations for Service Awards are handled by the NSGIC Board of Directors and presented at the Annual Conference. For a list of past award winners please visit the NSGIC Awards page.
The NSGIC group block at The Westin New Orleans where the conference will be held is almost full! NSGIC has added rooms at the adjacent DoubleTree Hotel at the Government Rate for overflow. If you have any questions about housing or need help with booking a room please reach out to email@example.com for assistance.
Once registered for the conference, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the group block booking site. Group rates will be based on per diem ($136) plus tax.
Don’t forget about the always popular, Sticker Swap! Bring some stickers from your organization to share with others. There will be an area setup near registration to drop off and pick up.
Take a few, leave a few!
Getting Around the City
As one of the world’s most celebrated and iconic destinations for global meetings and conventions, leisure visitors, major cultural festivals and national sporting championships, New Orleans welcomes millions of travelers and countless corporations and organizations each year. Additional safety protocols and tips can be found below or for the most up-to-date info please visit the NOLA & Co. website.
Police patrol on foot as well as motorcycles and Smart Cars throughout the French Quarter, with special attention to Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Chartres Street, Jackson Square, and parks
Police patrol Convention Center Boulevard via patrol cars and Polaris carts
NOPD officers dressed in fluorescent vests when directing traffic
Mounted officers on horseback, when needed
Additional portable light boxes on major cross streets
Sky Watch towers to increase visibility, observation and police presence during special events
Enhanced Blue Light Patrol – proactive patrols with off-duty NOPD officers to increase police presence
All eight (8) districts are on 12-hour shifts
Downtown Public Safety Rangers
The Downtown Development District (DDD) created the Public Safety Ranger program as an integral element of Downtown’s public safety network. The Public Safety Rangers are a non-commissioned force of safety professionals who patrol Downtown on foot and on bicycle. They act as extra eyes and ears for the police and the DDD. Rangers are customer-friendly and provide visible coverage throughout Downtown. Visitors Downtown also can utilize the DDD Public Safety Rangers, who are on duty seven days a week from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Downtown SafeWalk escorts are offered free of charge within the Downtown DDD boundaries. Call or text 504-415-1730 to check availability.