ICA Regional Cartographic Conferences (RCC) are held at irregular intervals, typically run by local organizing committees in different locations around the globe.
To ensure sufficient exchange and networking among participants, ICA Regional Conferences are typically held as in-person events. They can also be supplemented with hybrid elements or be held purely online if circumstances require. It is essential that previous experiences are handed on to future local organising committees, whether they are working independently or in conjunction with a professional conference organising company. The ICA Executive Committee (EC) have prepared guidelines to assist RCC organizing committees wishing to organize and run RCCs. These guidelines are meant to establish minimum requirements as a starting point. Organisers are invited to extend guidelines as necessary.
Call for organizing ICA Regional Cartographic Conferences
The ICA EC invites member nations to ask for official recognition of a conference in their region as an RCC. Any national member of the ICA may submit a bid to host an RCC and seek official recognition by the EC. Affiliate members can submit a bid with the support of at least one relevant national member (if applicable). Bids for an RCC can also be made jointly by more than one national member.
A letter of intent should be sent to the Secretary General & Treasurer, accompanied by the request for recognition as an ICA RCC, including detailed information on the proposed location, regional outreach, facilities, lodging, committee members and personnel, registration fees, and a budget. The intent should normally be submitted at least 12 months before the event to the EC.
ICA Regional Cartographic Conferences 2019–2023
24th International Research Symposium on Cartography and GIScience
- Organizer: Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
- Place: hybrid—virtual and in-person in Redlands, California, USA
- Date: 2–4 Nov 2022 with workshops on 1 Nov
- Website: cartogis.org/autocarto/
European Cartographic Conference
- Organizer: German, Austrian, Swiss and British Cartographic Societies
- Place: Vienna, AT
- Date: 19–21 Sep 2022
- Website: www.eurocarto2022.org
In case of questions, please contact ICA Secretary-General Thomas Schulz.