The GeoPlace conference is a focal point for hundreds of geographic information experts. All of whom use or need location data to effect change and overcome key challenges.
With ‘lockdown’ entering our everyday language, our relationship with place has new meaning. This year’s GeoPlace conference puts ‘Places for People’ into the spotlight.
When and how?
‘Places for People’ will run over the 12-13th May 2021. We’re using a dedicated online conference platform to make the event far more interactive than MS Teams or Zoom.
At ‘Places for People’, you’ll hear from key speakers – influencers and experts in the use of address, street and geographic information – and have the chance to network and meet up with your colleagues, dipping in and out of 8 breakout sessions.
About the conference
From policy-making managers to front-line key workers, everyone needs to manage critical resources efficiently. With COVID-19 affecting us all, we’ve never been more dependent on the ability of our health services, local and central government to deliver vital support measures and services exactly where they’re needed most.
But there’s one question that must be answered in every aspect of those complex processes – where, exactly, should everything be happening?
‘Places for People’ will explore how we find the answers to that question, not just in regard to COVID-19. Location helps us to provide support for vulnerable people; it helps the property and housing sector to protect tenants against rogue landlords; it enables us to share assets that can support the UK’s digital infrastructure and reduce congestion and pollution on the road network – location is the answer to very many questions. We’ll be looking at the importance of that data being current, accurate and most crucially being widely shareable.
It’s free to attend. The conference will be livestreamed on a conference platform that lets attendees, speakers and sponsors interact with each other, and you can book in for the full two-days or just the sessions you’re interested in.
GeoPlace would like to warmly thank the sponsors for the event - check out their profiles, videos and case studies here.