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 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.

Registration Details

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 and Spatial Social 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.

Rates & Deadlines

Rates Increase July 22!

DRAFT Agenda-at-a-Glance

Call for 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.


Submissions are be due no later than July 28.

Award Nominations

Geospatial Excellence Awards

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.

Nominations due August 9


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.

Conference Grants

For NSGIC state representatives faced with funding challenges, NSGIC offers limited conference grants to fully or partially cover reasonable conference related expenses. The purpose of conference grants is to increase participation by states that have not been active in NSGIC and/or those whose participation would substantially contribute to the NSGIC Conference and mission to provide a more complete and balanced “voice of the states”, which is the essential element of the NSGIC mission.

Application Deadline is August 18


NSGIC has secured a group block of rooms for our attendees at The Westin New Orleans (100 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA), where the conference will be held. 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.

Air Travel

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: Distance to hotel: 12 miles, roughly a 30-minute drive. The hotel does not have an airport shuttle, however, the airport has many convenient and affordable options for ground transportation to include taxis, shuttles, rental cars and app-based ride share. The Airport’s central location offers easy access to I-10 and is located only a short drive from Downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter, and the Central Business District.


If you prefer to take the train, Amtrak has a stop right downtown (Union Passenger Terminal) which is about a 10-minute drive to the hotel.

Business Partners

For more information about our current business partnerships, or for current sponsors who would like to register additional colleagues for the conference, please contact Amy Holmes.

Contact Amy Holmes

Sticker Swap

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!