WAML 2023

August 9-12, 2023 | Vancouver, British Columbia

This year’s Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) conference will be held at University of British Columbia, Vancouver from Wednesday, August 9th through Saturday, August 12th, 2023.

A limited version of the conference will be live-streamed on Thursday and Friday for virtual audiences, but not recorded. Registration for this event will be separate from the main in-person conference registration.

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The Western Association of Map Libraries is an independent association of map librarians and other people with an interest in maps and map librarianship. Membership in WAML is open to any individual interested in furthering the vision of the Association, which is “advancing geospatial excellence in libraries of western North America and beyond.”

Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers or the WAML Executive Board. If you are the subject of, or witness to any violations of this Code of Conduct, please contact the conference organizers.


The Western Association of Map Libraries strives to offer its programs in an accessible, barrier-free setting. If you think you may require accommodations, please contact us, ideally at least one month prior to the event.

Conference Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this year’s conference.

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