Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

MAC URISA 2021 Conference
MAC URISA 2021 Presentation Types

Moderated Breakout Session

Moderated Sessions are groups of three presentations that are grouped together into one theme by conference organizers. Each presentation should last approximately 20 minutes with a five minute question and answer session to follow. Please let us know if you will require any additional IT support for your presentation.

Individuals, groups, and specialty groups may hold pre-organized sessions for MAC URISA 2021. Pre-organized sessions are a great way to bring colleagues together to discuss current topics and to advance your field. Organizers should have session participants submit an abstract and list which other presenters (up to two) you wish to partner with in a pre-organized session.

Panel Session

Panel Sessions consist of three to five participants discussing a topic relevant to geospatial technologies in our region. These are 75 minute discussions among the panelists and audience. Formal presentations are not part of panel sessions.


The GIS Techspo is a forum showcasing technology, not necessarily the projects associated with them. The Techspo is a great opportunity to share your knowledge by demonstrating a process, technique, application, or website.

These presentations are less formal than a moderated session. At scheduled times, each presenter will give a demonstration and field questions. The sessions will be organized by websites, applications, tips and tricks, and tools for developers.

Digital Map Gallery

Maps are a great way to share your projects and experience with others along with a wonderful opportunity to get critiques from your peers. All attendees are invited to register a digital submission. Web maps, web apps, and traditional maps can be submitted. Only one entry per person is allowed. Submissions will be presented on a screen in the Atlantic Atrium during sessions. Please include a direct URL to your web map, web app, or traditional map PDF in your abstract submission.


Workshops are full or half day instruction which provide classroom learning opportunities for all skill levels. Workshops will take place on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. Please include the intended audience in your abstract.

All instructors shall provide a digital copy of the workbook to be used during the class. Please let us know if you will require any additional IT support for your workshop.

Lightning Talk

Lightning Talks are your chance for five minutes of fame! One person will present a rapid-fire lightning talk about your exciting innovations and ideas that use GIS. Each five minute presentation should spark your peers' creativity and get them motivated about new ways to use GIS technology in their projects.

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