The events hosted by spatial@ucsb bring UCSB and off-campus scholars together to demonstrate the many ways that spatial thinking and analysis can advance knowledge, promote creativity, and help solve theoretical and applied problems.

  • Lightning Talks: An annual series of rapid-fire talks on spatially-flavored topics. Presenters are allotted a maximum of three minutes.
  • Spatial Data Science Hangouts: Informal meetings in which graduate students and faculties interested in spatial data science gather and discuss different topics.
  • Spatial Technology: A series of informal talks that provide a research forum for graduate students and faculty, as well as local technologists.
  • Specialist Meetings: Annual meetings on a relevant theme, convening specialists in the particular field (e.g., smart campus, spatial demography, and spatial thinking).
  • spatial@ucsb.local: An annual poster display and plenary session bringing together users of spatial technology from academia and the private and public sectors from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
  • ThinkSpatial Presentations: Informal noon-time sessions that feature theories, concepts, tools, and applications for spatial thinking.
  • Convergence Accelerator Series: This series features researchers and practitioners widely recognized for their contributions to knowledge graphs, knowledge engineering, and FAIR data.

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