QGIS North America 2020

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The QGIS US Users Group & partners in North America are proud to announce the QGIS North America 2020 virtual conference to be held on three consecutive Fridays in July:

  • Friday, July 17, 2020
  • Friday, July 24, 2020
  • Friday, July 31, 2020

We offer this meeting as a way to share our ideas and skills when so many in-person meetings cannot safely happen. We recognize that while we are all separated, we have the opportunity to include people in a greater diversity in locations and economic situations since travel and registration costs are not necessary. We invite participation from all over the globe, but presentation times will focus on the North American audience.

The cost to attend will be free, and we would like to suggest attendees make a donation to support QGIS at https://qgis.org/en/site/getinvolved/donations.html

Organizing Committee

Randal Hale, Kurt Menke, Michele Tobias, Keith Jenkins, Mickey Dietrich, Alaina Mallette, Frank Donnelly, Ryan Lennon, Alex Mandel, Scott McHale, Cliff Patterson, Guido Stein

Call for Participation

The organizers of the QGIS North America 2020 virtual conference would like to solicit proposals for participation in this conference to be held online on Friday, July 17th (and potentially Friday, July 24th, with sufficient interest) in the form of talks, workshops, birds-of-a-feather networking sessions, and ideas for other session. Sessions can focus on any aspect of QGIS and we particularly encourage talks about applications of the software, software and plugin development, and discussions of transitioning to using QGIS software from other tools.

UPDATE: The call for session proposals has closed and presenters have been notified.

Program Schedule


Workshop Registration is now open. Registration is required to attend workshops. All workshops are offered free of cost to attendees. Participation is limited to provide a quality experience for attendees, but overflow viewing will be offered streamed to YouTube.

Date Time Topic Presenter
July 17 10:00-2:00 Un taller introductorio de QGIS para principiantes (Spanish language workshop) Alaina Mallette
July 17 10:00-2:00 An Introductory QGIS Workshop for Beginners (English language workshop) Michele Tobias
July 24 10:00-1:00 Visualizing 2D Geology with QGIS Diane Fritz
July 31 10:00-12:00 Collecting data using Input and QGIS Lutra Consulting


Presentations will be streamed live to YouTube and are offered free of cost.

July 17

Time Title Presenter Viewing Link
10:00 AM WORKSHOP: Intro to QGIS (English & Spanish sessions) Michele Tobias & Alaina Mallette (registration required)
2:00 PM Break
3:00 PM SLYR - A bridge between ESRI and QGIS Brett Edmond Carlock
3:30 PM QGIS 101: Examples Galore Gretchen Peterson
4:00 PM Transitional Design and Lessons Learned Mickey Dietrich
4:30 PM Using QGIS at a 911 Randal Hale
5:00 PM Integrating QGIS & GLOBE Michael Jabot
5:30 PM QGIS and the Data to Policy Project: Bringing a Geospatial Perspective to Student Research in Social Justice Diane Fritz
6:00 PM QGIS and democracy: Redistricting and reapportionment with QGIS John Holden

July 24

Schedule coming soon!

July 31

Schedule coming soon!