Mapping Tennessee

Eastern Regional Forum

Hosted by the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Geographic Alliance
When & Where
Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 3:45 pm (EDT)
Plant Biotech Building
University of TN Agricultural Campus
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

2019 East TN Regional Forum Program
Parking Map

The 2019 TNGIC Eastern Regional Forum will be held on the University of Tennessee Agricultural Campus. The event is FREE but you must pre-register at:
Coffee, breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided.
Our two keynotes will be:
Dr. Wil Tollefson, Geosciences Department, East Tennessee State University – “Update on the New TN State Climate Center”
Dr. Anne Berres, Oak Ridge National Labs – “Why Data Visualization Matters”
There will be two concurrent strands of breakout sessions and one panel session focusing on “Job Hunting for Students and Recent Graduates”.

Call for Presenters (Deadline 09/18/2019): or Link to PDF
Presentation Coordinator Ben Baker

Vendor/Exhibits Information (Deadline 10/10/2019): Link to PDF
Vendor Coordinator Angela Bledsoe

Map Gallery Call for Maps (Deadline 10/10/2019): Link to PDF
Map Gallery Coordinator Jonathon Riggsbee

Conference Information
Conference Coordinator Kurt Butefish

Middle Regional Forum

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Presentations
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Workshops
Location: PDF
Lane Agri Park – Community Center Building
315 John R. Rice Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN  37129
Online Registration is now available!
Anne Maples-Vaught at (615) 898-5038 or
Requests for reasonable accommodation should be submitted by October 8th to Lori Pittman:
Pre-Forum Training:
Introduction to Tennessee LiDAR utilizing ArcGIS Pro and QGIS - November 5, 2019 Register now!
This is an introductory course and will focus on understanding more about Tennessee's USGS LiDAR data, its products, use cases, and the capabilities within ESRI ArcGIS Pro and ESRI ArcGIS Desktop. There will also be a demonstration using QGIS (open source) to leverage the data. This will be a demonstration style session. Held by TNGIC and F&A STS GIS Services.

Call for Papers and Exhibitors

Presentations / Abstracts: 
Rachel Schultz at (615) 532-0753 or
Submit abstracts online at

Vendor Registration

Form: Word Doc
Tripp Spear at (423) 800-5360 or

Western Regional Forum

When: November 13
Where: Stonebridge Golf Club, Memphis TN
Contact: Kevin Bingham
This event is hosted in cooperation with the Annual MAGIC Conference