2023 FunGIS Conference - Mapping for a sustainable future!

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When: August 25, 2023 midnight

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 121-123 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD

We are living in a world where we are faced with many complex sustainability challenges. GIS is pivotal to finding solutions to meet these challenges. With the power of data, maps and technological advancements, we can find clarity in complexity and shine a light on the way to a more sustainable future. Hear from a variety of interesting, creative, forward spatial thinkers at FunGIS’s 32nd annual conference!

Our theme: Mapping for a sustainable future!

The United Nations report states that the global population is expected reach 9.7 billion people by 2050.  Add to the mix, the climate crisis, a global pandemic and social inequity.

How will we sustain this population expansion and meet the demands for food, shelter, water security, medicines and all other essentials? How will we prepare for more extreme weather events?

GIS and spatial sciences are central to the efforts being undertaken to address the most pressing problems our world is facing. Maps of all varieties are a visual language that reveal spatial and temporal patterns in the world around us, at both local and global scales.  They illustrate change, gaps, disparities, progress and success. 

This year, we want to know how your data, maps, tech, spatial discoveries and curiosities are lighting the way to a more sustainable future!

Topics of interest

  • Crop forecasting
  • Agro-ecosystems
  • Critical minerals 
  • Biosecurity and pest management
  • Power, privilege and poverty
  • Mobile data collection
  • Water security
  • Biodiversity and threatened species
  • Renewable energies
  • Tech advancements! 
    • LiDAR
    • Drones
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Remote sensing

Visit Cairns during the best time of year! The venue, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, is right on the glorious Esplanade. Why not stay and make the most of it?

Our conferences feature speakers from across the spatial spectrum including government, academic, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Network and meet other people in the local far north GIS community, we're a good bunch!


Our sponsorship packages:

 GOLD $2500

  • Prominent logo in advertising and on website
  • Opportunity to present key note (no sale pitch)
  • Industry booth/trade display
  • 4 x registrations and 10% discount on additional registrations
  • 5 min product pitch

SILVER $1250

  • Logo on flyer and our website
  • 20 min presentation spot
  • 2 x registrations and 10% discount on additional registrations
  • 3 min product pitch


  • Industry booth/trade display
  • 1 registration an 10% discount on additional registrations
  • 2 min product pitch

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Interested in presenting? We are accepting applications!

Presentation options available:

  • 20 minutes (including questions)
  • 5 minute lightning talk
  • Trade display/industry booth

Please email any questions and your expression of interest to present to admin@fungis.org. Include your preferred presentation option, talk title, brief description (100 words or less), name, role and organisation. Submissions close Friday 4 August 2023.

Download the sponsorship package flyer here.

Download the presenter call out flyer here.