2018 Virginia GeoCon hosted by VAMLIS

April 4 - 5, 2018

Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Virginia Beach Convention Center

Conference and training/workshop registration is now open!

2018 GeoCon Pricing, Vendor, and Sponsor Information

Non-member registration, for both or single day, includes 2017 - 2018 VAMLIS membership

Register to one or both day by clicking the links below:

Conference & Training/workshop sessions

Wednesday, April 4 & Thursday, April 5, 2018


Training & workshop sessions

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

8:30am - 5:00pm


GIS Conference

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:00am - 7:00pm

Late registration prices will be in effect Friday, March 16, 2018

*To register via mail, please fill out this form and send it, along with a check made out to VAMLIS, to the address at the bottom of the form

**Students must email a copy of their student ID to conference@vamlis.org for validation in order to receive a link to register at the student rate

***Registration for this year's conference does not include 2018-2019 membership

Training & Workshop, Presentation, and Lightning Talk Listings 

Click on the links below to view all training and workshops, presentations, and lightning talks that will be featured at this year's 2018 Virginia GeoCon. A formal schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

Training and Workshops - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Presentations - Thursday April 5, 2018

Lightning Talks - Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday April 5, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Joe Sewash

Joe Sewash

Joe Sewash joined the VITA Integrated Services Program as Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Coordinator in September 2017.  Joe has been engaged in state-level geospatial management for two decades with experience in West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.  He has been active with the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) since 1998, previously serving on the NSGIC Board of Directors, and currently co-chair of the NSGIC Next Generation 911 Committee.  He is a certified government CIO (CGCIO) through the University of North Carolina’s Center for Public Technology and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Geography from West Virginia University.

Hotel registration is now open

A block of rooms has been reserved at the beautiful Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel from Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - Thursday, April 5, 2018. Room rates are $122.78 (taxes and amenity fees included). To guarantee the room rate, please book by February 28th. After that date, rooms will no longer be held and the rate is not locked in. Complimentary on-site parking and high-speed internet access are available. Room rate inclusive of breakfast buffet for one guest, per room. Additional hotel amenities include: fitness center, business center, indoor/outdoor pool, and Fusion Restaurant & Lounge.

Reserve your room online


Call 1-800-325-3535 and reference "2018 Virginia GeoCon" when making your reservation  

Poster Session and Web Map/Showcase

Share your geospatial online applications, maps, and other products with the broader community at the 2018 Virginia GeoCon in Virginia Beach, VA. This year's poster presentation showcase will provide you with the opportunity to share and exhibit your creative talents, and potentially earn some cash in the process!

Please complete the online application form. You should submit a separate abstract for each poster and/or web application that you plan to present. Abstracts for posters and online map/apps will be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Poster presenters should plan to bring their own mounting material (foam core or other, tape, thumb tacks and/or binder clips) and easels for display. Posters should be no larger than 36" x 48". Web mapping applications will be provided with a table and outlet (you will need to provide a computer/monitor, extension cord, etc.).

We anticipate having 3 categories this year: undergraduate student, graduate student, and professional.


Thank you to our 2018 Conference Sponsors!

Timmons Group           Eos Positioning Systems, Inc.
FugroMicheal Baker