Social Program

Welcome Reception

Sunday, July 24, 18:00 - 20:00, Vancouver Convention Center East Building, Rooms 1/2/3 and Foyer.

All registered attendees are invited to attend.

Soccer Game

Wednesday, July 27, Buses begin boarding at 19:30; Game to begin 20:00.

Please gather inside the VCC East building near the Vancouver Convention Centre information desk in the lobby of the East Building. The 2011 international IGARSS soccer tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 27th. This event is a casual soccer tournament where IGARSS participants compete for the coveted title of “IGARSS soccer champions”. Because of the high interest in the game, play will be divided up into three concurrent games run tournament style. The winner will be decided based on FIFA world cup rules. All skill levels are welcome to participate, or just watch and cheer on! The event will be held at Livingstone Park. Bus transportation will be provided.

Bring your soccer gear to the conference and get ready to play!

Technical Committee and Chapter Chairs Luncheon

Wednesday, July 27, 12:00 - 13:20, Room 14

This event provides a venue for discussion of GRSS Technical Committee and Chapter activities accompanied by a fine meal. Members of GRSS Technical Committees and GRSS Chapter Chairs are especially invited, but all IGARSS delegates (and guests) are welcome to participate. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the technical committees and activities of our chapters. Tickets are limited, so please register early!

Industry-University Reception

Hosted by the Vancouver Chapter of IEEE GRSS
Thursday, July 28, 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Canada Place, Meeting Room 20 (East Vancouver Convention, 2nd floor)

Remote Sensing and GIS have widespread and important applications, including but not limited to mapping, imaging, tracking, and observing vegetation rates, erosion, pollution, forestry, weather, land use, and transportation. Applications of this technology can be used in a number of industries, including city planning, archaeological investigations, geomorphological surveying, and military observation.

Join the Vancouver Chapter of IEEE GRSS and other industry colleagues and researchers to further strengthen the collaborations between industry and researchers, and to strengthen research and education in Remote Sensing and GIS. Our objective is to build a strong ecosystem so that this important field can be approached holistically and systematically to produce world-class research and technological application advancements.

Facilitating the reception will be Dr. Harold Zwick, Director of Research & Development at MDA and Dave Michelson, Professor from the Faculty of Applied Science, UBC.

Due to limited space, we ask that you pre-register by sending your contact information to

Awards Banquet

Thursday, July 28, Buses begin boarding from Vancouver Convention Center at 18:15.
Please gather inside the VCC East building near the Vancouver Convention Centre information desk in the lobby of the East Building.

This year’s IGARSS awards evening will take place at the Museum of Anthropology and the Nitobe Memorial Garden at the University of British Columbia. Buses will transport guests from the Vancouver Convention Center to the museum and garden, where you’ll enjoy a full evening of dining, entertainment and true Canadian hospitality.