Call for Proposals

Call For Proposals

We are seeking speakers to provide educational sessions at the GeoDev Summit 2022. To submit a proposal:  

  1. Review the conference information here, specifically the tracks and sessions requiring speakers.
  2. Complete the form (one form for each proposed session) by January 21, 2022
  3. Look for an email from Lauren Holubec ( by early early January with the next steps, including scheduling calls between accepted speakers and the planning team.

Date & Location

March 9, 2022

Hybrid Event- Tracks in-person at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology and virtually

Conference Overview

GeoDev Summit is hosted at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology with assistance from the university’s Geospatial Technology Center. This annual event brings current and future GIS developers together. The GeoDev Summit consists of hands-on technical sessions on web GIS development, desktop GIS development, and other topics relevant to all developers.  The event features presentations for experienced developers as well as those just getting started. The goal of the GeoDev Summit is to form a community of like-minded people who share similar attributes and are looking to expand their knowledge or strength by organizing with others of a shared affinity.     

More than 100 GIS developers from across Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic join us for this event. In addition, more than 46% of attendees come from the private sector, with 44% from the public sector, and 9% from education. Attendees of all titles and positions are welcome to attend the event.      



Sessions are 45 or 90 minutes in length.
Pre-Event Technical Training: A half-day training for Introduction to Python or Introduction to Javascript Language is being planned. This educational session will prepare participants for the full-day conference. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this session, please see the below information.
Helpful Tips
    • Presentations that show how to solve a complex problem more easily, automate a workflow, or that teach or highlight a new tool or programming technique are always great!
    • Presentations are typically more successful when code is pre-written (or copied and pasted) and then explained thoroughly. Avoid typing your code live during the presentation or keep it to a minimum.
    • For Python presentations, it is strongly encouraged to use Jupyter Notebook or Notebooks directly in ArcGIS Pro. Python Notebooks allow for code blocks to be executed in smaller chunks and provide a nice presentation flow.
    • For JavaScript presentations, use code editors to highlight code syntax.
    • For JavaScript presentations, participants should be encouraged to write using ES6 standards.

The event includes the following educational sessions:  

    • 2 Tracks
      • Track 1: Beginner
      • Track 2: Intermediate

Time is allocated between sessions to encourage collaboration and networking.