Conference Program

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

Wednesday afternoon May 31: Pre-conference events

2:00 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:

8:45 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
5:45-7:30 pm Official Wine and Cheese Reception sponsored by the Department
of Geography and Environmental Studies
7:30 pm Group reservation for dinner at local restaurant

Friday June 2:

Morning session: “Cartography Future”
8:45 am Keynote speaker:
D.R.Fraser Taylor: “Rapid technological change and the future of cartography”
Presentation sessions: The future of Cartography: Looking ahead

Afternoon events
12:20 pm Lunch and CCA Annual General Meeting
4:10 -5:15 pm Closing Ceremony, Poster session
5:15 pm On-Campus Orienteering event
7:30pm Group reservation for dinner at local restaurant

Saturday morning June 3: Post-conference events

10:00am – 1:00pm  Choice of tours (subject to numbers signing up)
Tours of Ottawa area attractions, details to be announced

Note that the June 3rd weekend is Doors Open Ottawa, where lots of museums
and other places are open free to the public