Engaging Talks

We curate the program with a combination of panel discussions and presentations to ensure you have the opportunity to engage.

Industry Trends

The stage at NORTH51 is the platform to discuss the biggest technology trends impacting the industry in 2023 and beyond.

100 Attendees

With a small but dynamic audience, you’ll have even more opportunities to meet the most innovative minds in geospatial.


We’ve carefully designed two networking events to allow for attendees to socialize outside of the conference room.


The fifth annual NORTH51 Conference takes place at the Rimrock Resort in Banff on May 10-12, 2023, and features keynotes, presentations, panels, and invaluable networking opportunities. The speakers and presenters at NORTH51 bring a unique and wide-ranging perspective as their share emerging ideas, technology breakthroughs, and their predictions about where the future will take us. Attracting over 100 leaders from across Canada, the USA, and internationally NORTH51 attendees sit at the intersection of high technology knowledge and high strategic knowledge. This mix of attendees leads to engaging conversations and networking opportunities.

The 2023 theme Alchemy speaks to the ongoing growth of geospatial data and the myriad of systems that collect, create, and generate spatial data every day. With the exponential growth of data, geospatial is uniquely positioned to create value from this firehose to help answer the critical business and social questions that arise. Speakers will address topics on spatial finance, environmental management, augmented reality, and the impacts and challenges of geospatial in a world affected by climate change.


Jonathan Neufeld
Partner, GNO-SYS

“We are really excited to be bringing NORTH51 back to Banff in 2023. For me, this conference has always been about connecting leaders and building the future. I love the diverse group of people that come to NORTH51, and the wide variety of experiences they share. I’m especially excited to host this edition in my new role at GNO-SYS and with our friends Sparkgeo.”

Will Cadell
CEO, Sparkgeo

“Sparkgeo has always been about ideas. We have seen important geospatial events become more about sales than ideas or leadership. NORTH51 has consistently focused on bringing together influential geospatial thinkers in a beautiful, inspirational environment. When we heard the conference might be at risk, the Sparkgeo team leapt at the opportunity to get involved. In the end, a geospatial consulting company like ours is defined by our ideas. Events like NORTH51 are our fuel.”

Thank you to our Sponsors