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Conference Chairs: Kyle Burke (HDR) and Andrew Stickney (Missoula County)

Conference Liaison to the MAGIP Board: Michael Krueger (HDR)

Big Sky GeoCon will be held at the newly renovated Holiday Inn in historic downtown Missoula, Montana during the week of April 6-9, 2020. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, we have chosen Missoula as a key hub with both geographic and geological distinction in Montana. We anticipate a diverse group of geospatial technology users and professionals to be in attendance, representing: federal, state, tribal, local government, university/educational, nonprofit, and private business sectors. Big Sky GeoCon attendees embody a wide variety of professions including natural resources, agriculture, utilities, geospatial services, mining, and timber. The conference will cover a broader spectrum of content including analytics, data acquisition, data science, and how geospatial technology augments them all.


MAGIP Member Pricing

    • Full Conference - $245  ($285 after March 12, 2020)
    • One Day Conference - $170

Non-member Pricing (Join MAGIP and Save!)

    • Full Conference - $305 ($345 after March 12, 2020)
    • One Day Conference - $200

Student Pricing

    • Full Conference - $75


Summary Agenda


The 2020 Workshop Schedule is Now Live! Workshops are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 6 - April 7.  View the Full List of Workshops

Call for Presentations

The 2020 Big Sky GeoCon Committee and the Montana Association of Geographic Professionals (MAGIP) invite you to participate in the presentation of papers, electronic demonstrations and/or panel discussions. With information geared to both new and seasoned users of geospatial technology, the conference is a great opportunity to share, connect, collaborate and be inspired. We encourage you to share your expertise, projects, stories or explorations in any GIS-related field. 

Submit your Presentation

Submission Deadline has been extended to: January 31, 2020

Call for Posters and Web Maps

The 2020 Big Sky GeoCon Committee and the Montana Association of Geographic Professionals (MAGIP) invite you to participate in the Map/Poster Gallery at the 2020 Big Sky GeoCon.

The MAGIP Community has demonstrated many creative and insightful ways through maps, other graphical forms, and the web for getting their message out to their audience.  If you have created posters or web maps that you are proud of and would like to share with a large group of GIS professionals, the Map Gallery would be a perfect opportunity to show them to the MAGIP community.  We encourage you to enter your maps and web mapping applications to the Map Gallery, for display at this year’s conference!  All entries will be evaluated for possible cash awards totaling $700 by judges during the conference. 

Submit your Web Map or Poster

Submission Deadline is February 14, 2020

Call for MAGIP Awards Nominations

The Montana Association of Geographic Professionals (MAGIP) biannually presents two awards. The Distinguished Service Award is presented for long-term service and leadership to the Montana GIS community and the GIS profession. The GIS Professional Livability Award recognizes an individual's measurable contribution to the application of GIS, thus improving the quality of life within their community. The awards will be presented during the Big Sky GeoCon dinner on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Missoula.

Submit your Nomination

The deadline for submission is February 14, 2020

Sponsorship Opportunities

Don't miss your chance to participate in the 2020 Big Sky GeoCon!

View all of the Exhibitor Options in the Exhibitor Prospectus

For more information contact the Professional Development Committee Chair

Hotel Info

Holiday Inn Downtown

200 South Pattee

Missoula, Montana 59802

Reservations: (877) 666-3243

Front Desk: (406) 721-8550

Book Hotel Room

Booking Code is: GEO

The Holiday Inn is offering the state per diem rate of $102/plus tax for our attendees.

Room reservations cutoff date is March 6, 2020 to be guaranteed room/rate.

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