The successful 2017 Society of Cartographers and British Cartographic Society joint conference, ‘Maps for Changing Reality’ took place at the Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham on the 5-7th September 2017. Delegates from commercial, academic and government organisations came together to share a common interest in using and promoting maps as a valuable means of communication.
About the Summer School Conference
The Annual Summer School Conference is open to members and non-members and is usually held over two-three days in September at a different location each year. It creates an ideal opportunity to attend lectures, exhibitions, seminars and workshops, as well as to visit a broad spectrum of mapping establishments.
The 2016 Society of Cartographers conference was also a joint event with the British Cartographic Society entitled ‘Mapping at the Edge’ which took place in Cheltenham between 6-8th September. Previous venues have included York in 2015 and Glasgow in 2014, the latter being the Society’s 50th anniversary event back where it all started in 1964.
The friendly and relaxed atmosphere is a pleasant and stimulating way to keep up to date with new technology. It is especially beneficial for those working within small units or freelance who can particularly benefit from the informal discussions and exchange of ideas with fellow mapmakers. Bursaries are available to help student and overseas members to attend the Summer School.
Each year at the Summer School the Wallis Award is presented. Bursaries are available to help student and overseas members to attend the Summer School (email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Bursary application form)
To give you a flavour of what a summer school is all about, the programme covers below lead sometimes to pages created to advertise each event, others give brief summaries of the programme and some are a collection of photographic memories (some of the links lead off-site). If you would like to read about the more recent Summer Schools in greater detail, visit our Newsletter page and look for the Newsletter immediately succeeding the event or follow the links below.
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