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.
- ThinkSpatial Brown Bag Presentations: Informal noon-time sessions that feature theories, concepts, tools, and applications for spatial thinking.
- Spatial Unconferences: Bi-annual meetings to reach out to domain specialists and applications of spatial information as a primary force to push the frontiers of Geographic Information Science, Spatial Cognition, and related fields.
- Specialist Meetings: Annual meetings on a relevant theme, such as smart campus, spatial demography, and spatial thinking, that convene specialists in the particular field.
- firstname.lastname@example.org: 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.
- Spatial Technology Lunches: A series of informal talks that provide a research forum for graduate students and faculty, as well as local technologists.
- Lightning Talks: An annual series of rapid-fire talks on spatially-flavored topics. Presenters are allotted a maximum of three minutes.
- Coffee Hours: A regular interdisciplinary, powerpoint-free discussion of spatial topics, aimed at defining areas of possible collaborations in future research.
- GIS Days: As part of Geography Awareness Week, the annual GIS Day enables GIS users and researchers to exchange ideas and present their work to a wide audience.