Pista ng Mapa 2022
Pista ng Mapa 2022 was the 4th iteration of the Pista ng Mapa conference. It was the first Pista ng Mapa to be held on-site since the COVID-19 pandemic started and was a joint conference with State of the Map Asia 2022. It consisted of the first 2 days of the 5-day joint conference, with the third day reserved for workshops.
(see: Pista ng Mapa 2022 website)
Attendance and Participants
Pista ng Mapa x State of the Map Asia 2022 was attended by 225 local and 79 international participants across the five conference days.
The conference has always advocated for diversity and inclusion. For Pista ng Mapa 2022, the percentage of conference participants were:
|Percentage of participants
|Rather not say/Did not answer
With the help of the joint conference's sponsors, 22 local travel grants were awarded.
The joint conference accepted presentations from both local and international participants. These were then divided into Pista Ng Mapa (Days 1 & 2) for local/Filipino presenters and State of the Map Asia (Days 4 & 5) for international presenters. Workshops were held mid-week (Day 3).
In total there were 57 presentations for Pista ng Mapa 2022 divided into:
Those who attended the joint conference got a free Pista ng Mapa 2022 swag bag (shirt, facemask, tote bag, mouse pad) and conference certificates.
The five-day program included a cultural showcase on the fourth day where participants were encouraged to come in their culture and student volunteers showcased talents through songs and folk dances, reflecting our culture and hospitality.
- Ben Hur
Partners and Sponsor
As a not-for-profit, and volunteer-driven endeavor, Pista ng Mapa rely on hundreds of donated work hours that go into planning, organizing and running the conference. As a free-of-charge conference, organizers seek the support of organizations and donors to provide significant financial assistance to successfully host the event.
The generosity of our volunteer-advocates, and community supporters (individuals, corporations, NGOs) are crucial in helping us promote our goal of advancing the use of free software and open (geo)data, and grow local communities outside the capital region of the Philippines. Every donation matters and is deeply appreciated. Donors are acknowledged in several ways in the conference. Contributions at higher tiers are also entitled to additional privileges and expressions of appreciation.
Sponsors are those that provide financial or in-kind support for particular programs and events.
Our sponsors in each tier are listed alphabetically below.
|Meta (formerly Facebook)
|HOT Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific
|Mental Health AWHEREness
Organizations, businesses and individuals who have an idea for a unique partnership that is mutually beneficial and aids us in meeting our vision and outreach goals are strategic partners!
|GEP Bicol University Student Chapter