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.

  • Dangermond Lectures: Annual lectures delivered in the Department of Geography colloquium series by an internationally outstanding researcher in geographic information science, supported through a gift from Jack and Laura Dangermond. (Includes videos archived since 2016)
  • 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.
  • Golledge Lectures: The Reginald Golledge Distinguished Lecture in Geography was instituted in 1984, when Prof. Reginald Golledge lost his sight. Although Reg passed away in May 2009, the Golledge Distinguished Lecture continues in his honor as part of the Department of Geography colloquium series.
  • Hosted Conferences: Conferences hosted by the UCSB Center for Spatial Studies.
  • Lightning Talks: An annual series of rapid-fire talks on spatially-flavored topics. Presenters are allotted a maximum of three minutes.
  • 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.
  • Spatial Technology Lunches: A series of informal talks that provide a research forum for graduate students and faculty, as well as local technologists.
  • 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.
  • ThinkSpatial Brown Bag Presentations: Informal noon-time sessions that feature theories, concepts, tools, and applications for spatial thinking.
  • Spatial Data Science Hangouts: Informal meetings in which graduate students and faculties interested in spatial data science gather and discuss different topics.
  • Spatial Series: Biannual series of themed spatial events focusing on the theories, concepts, applications and technologies of particular topics of interest to spatial communities.

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