Preliminary Programme

CCA Conference 2017 – Carleton University – Ottawa
Wednesday May 31 – Saturday June 3, 2017

Program at a Glance – More details coming soon
Wednesday afternoon May 31: Pre-conference events

1:30 pm-4:00 pm Guided tour of Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, including sneak preview of maps in upcoming Hall of History exhibit
5:00pm Icebreaker at on-campus pub Mike’s Place sponsored by CCA
Informal dinner arrangements for evening

Thursday June 1:

9:00 am Welcome addresses
Morning session: ‘Cartography Past’
Keynote speaker:
Ian Crain: “The CGIS +50 – Origins, Innovation, and Lasting Legacy”
Presentation sessions: Historical Mapping and GIS

Afternoon session: “Cartography Present”
Keynote speaker:
Chris Brackley (As the Crow flies cARTography and Canadian Geographic)
Presentation sessions: Cartography and GIS as evolving today

Evening activities
5:30-7:30pm Official Wine and Cheese Reception sponsored by the Department
of Geography and Environmental Studies
7:30pm Group reservation for dinner at local restaurant

Friday June 2:

Morning session: “Cartography Future”
9:00am Keynote speaker:
D.R.Fraser Taylor: “Rapid technological change and the future of cartography”
Presentation sessions: Cartography/GIS: Looking ahead

Afternoon events
1:40-3:30 pm Official Poster session, PechaKucha, Demos
3:30-3:45 pm Closing Ceremony, awards etc.
4:00-5:30 pm On-Campus Orienteering event
Free evening

Saturday morning June 3: Post-conference events

10:00am – 1:00pm  Choice of tours (subject to numbers signing up)
– The Diefenbunker, Carp ON  http://diefenbunker.ca/
– Local Brew Pub https://ottawabeerevents.ca/ottawa-area-breweries
– St. Albert Cheese Factory, St. Albert, ON  http://fromagestalbert.com

Note that the June 3rd weekend is Doors Open Ottawa, where lots of museums
and other places are open free to the public
http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/doors-open-ottawa