Texas GIS ForumOctober 23 – 27, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Since 1987, the Texas GIS Forum

has been the can't-miss event for the statewide GIS community. Come to Austin this fall to hear about the latest advancements in GIS and take the opportunity to touch base with long-time colleagues – as well as make new connections.

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Thanks to Our Platinum Sponsors

Bern Szukalski speaking on stage

Keynote Speaker
Bern Szukalski
9:30AM, Wed. Oct. 25
in Big Tex at Commons Center

Bern Szukalski uniquely serves as a technical evangelist, technology advocate, and product strategist, working directly with Esri's global user community and product marketing and development teams.

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Saroo Brierley - Texas GIS Forum Keynote, speaking in front of map, picture of his book on right

Keynote Speaker
Saroo Brierley
4:30PM, Thurs. Oct. 26
at The Oasis

Lost as a child, Saroo tracked down his hometown in India using Google Earth and his memories. His story inspired the Oscar-nominated film, Lion.

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The Forum will begin with two days of pre-conference workshops, followed by two days of general sessions, and a half-day morning session on Friday. Join us for two social events - Wednesday after the last session at the Commons Learning Center and Thursday night at The Oasis Restaurant on Lake Travis with keynote speaker, Saroo Brierley (transportation will be provided)!

Register for the Forum
Before Sep. 22 Sep. 22 - Oct. 13 Onsite One Day
Government $425 $450 $475 $275
Industry $475 $525 $575 $325
Student $75 $75 $75 $25

NOTE: Those registering as a "Student" MUST present a valid student I.D. upon registration check-in.

Are you a recent GIS graduate or unemployed GIS practitioner? Call us at 512-463-8337 to discuss attending the Forum at the discounted student rate.

Location & Nearby Lodging

COMMONS LEARNING CENTER at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus

10100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78753

To avoid parking fees, download the free parking pass and place it in a visible spot on your car's dashboard.

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Platinum Sponsors

appgeo logo and link to website Esri logo and link to website Esri logo and link to website

Gold Sponsors

Boundless logo and link Lenovo geospatial logo and link Near map logo and link Plotter Pro Logo and link to website Surdex geospatial logo and link

Silver Sponsors

Carto logo and link Fugro logo and link GeoComm logo and link Hexagon logo and link Infogroup logo and link HP geospatial logo and link Sanborn logo and link to website SCAUG logo and link West Safety Services logo and link


  • Blue Marble Geographics
  • Geocortex by Latitude Geographics
  • RazorTek
  • TeachMeGIS
  • Tessellations Incorporated
  • Western Data Systems