2018 Indiana GIS Conference


Click [HERE] to Register to attend IGIC’s 2018 Annual GIS Conference in Fort Wayne, IN.

Our Pre-Conference Workshops begin on Wednesday morning, May 9th, 2018, followed by our main event on Thursday and Friday, May 10th thru 11th.

Our Conference theme this year is Why GIS?

GIS (Geographic Information System) gives us the Power of Digital Mapping. A GIS lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. ... There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS.

Source: Esri (www.esri.com/what-is-gis)

So Why GIS?  Maps better than any other medium allow us to describe and make sense of our complex world, its people and social order.  Today GIS touches every profession, industry, and government entity across Indiana.  Over 95 percent of all government data can be represented on a GIS map to provide actionable information.  The modern geographic information systems we create today help us visualize our world and enlighten people to better understand all its complexities to make better informed decisions.

Through IGIC’s Annual GIS Conference, professionals from across Indiana come together to share their GIS skills to design, build, maintain, and share these valuable geographic information resources, and discover new ways to understand our world.

Please join us in 2018 as we continue on this great adventure with over 60 presentations and… 

  • Hands on and classroom workshops – Get in-depth instruction and hands on experience taught by GIS experts.
  • Policy Maker Track - A special series of sessions designed specifically for government policy makers including elected officials, directors and agency heads.  
  • UAV/UAS Track - A full track of presentations on the "D" word (Drones) in geospatial data collection.  Our Thursday evening social will also include flying demonstrations by our UAV/UAS experts.  
    Over 60 Inspiring presentations – Learn new techniques and how GIS is being used across Indiana.
  • Vendor Booths and Sponsorship opportunities – Showcase your products and services and show your support to Indiana’s GIS community.
  • Networking – Meet with other Indiana GIS professionals and leaders in the GIS industry.


  • When

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Friday, May 11, 2018
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • Fort Wayne / Allen County - Grand Wayne Convention Center
    120 W Jefferson Blvd
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
    (260) 426-4100

  • Capacity

  • 500 (258 remaining)

Conference Hotel Information

To make your Room Reservations:

Book your room by April 16, 2018 to get the conference group rate.

The hotel block at the Hilton is full at this time. We have reserved hotel blocks at the following 3 additional hotels.

Courtyard Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne

1150 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802


  • Wednesday, May 9th - $179.00
  • Thursday, May 10th - $139.00
  • Average rate for both nights is $159.00

If you call to reserve your room use the following group name: Indiana Geographic Information Council

Hampton Inn Ft. Wayne-Southwest

8219 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804


  • $124.00 a night with the requirement of registering for both Wednesday, May 9th, and Thursday, May 10th

Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Wayne-North

5702 Challenger Parkway
Fort Wayne, In 46818


  • $114.00 a night

If you call to reserve your room use the following group name: IGIC

Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center

1020 South Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, In 46802

Room and Rates:

  • THIS BLOCK IS FULL. Contact the hotel to see what rates they have available.

If you call to reserve your room use the following group name: Indiana Geographic Information Council


Fort Wayne Information:

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