Geodesign Summit

February 25-28, 2019 | Redlands, CA


All sessions will take place in Building Q, unless otherwise noted.

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Tuesday, January 23

8:00 a.m.—noon Technical Workshops (limited spots available) Hands-On Training
Learning Center, Bldg. U
noon—1:00 p.m. Lunch (not hosted)  
1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Technical Workshops (limited spots available) Hands-On Training
Learning Center, Bldg. U
1:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Educator Meeting Michael Gould and Ryan Perkl, Esri
5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. Collaborative Negotiation as a Geodesign Method: Geodesign Facing the Urgency of Poverty Carl Steinitz
6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Educator Dinner (not hosted)  

Wednesday, January 24

8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast  

Creating a Vision

9:00 a.m.—9:10 a.m. Welcome  
9:10 a.m.—9:55 a.m. Technology Developments and the Future of Geodesign Jack Dangermond, Esri
10:00 a.m.—10:20 a.m. Bridging the Gap between Two Worlds: GIS and CAD Theo Angelopoulos, Autodesk
10:20 a.m.—10:40 a.m. Networking Break  
10:45 a.m.—11:05 a.m. The Future of GIS and BIM Leads to Smart Cities Chris Andrews, Esri
11:10 a.m.—11:30 a.m. From Planning to Implementation Devin Lavigne and Nik Davis, Houseal Lavigne
11:35 a.m.—11:55 a.m. The Future of Geodesign in AEC and Urban Planning Dominik Tarolli and Brooks Patrick, Esri
noon—1:30 p.m. Hosted Lunch Esri Cafe


1:35 p.m.—1:55 p.m. Healthy by Design Anna Ricklin, American Planning Association
2:00 p.m.—2:20 p.m. Planning and Suitability Tools for Geodesign Rob Stauder, Esri
2:25 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Exploring Potential for Multi-Benefit Green Infrastructure in Los Angeles Breece Robertson and Fred Gifford, The Trust for Public Land
2:45 p.m.—3:05 p.m. Networking Break
3:10 p.m.—3:30 p.m. GeoPlanner for ArcGIS in the City of LA Aziz Bakkoury, Planning Department, City of Los Angeles, CA
3:35 p.m.—3:55 p.m. Esri’s Free National Green Infrastructure Datasets and Web Applications to Support Local and Landscape Level Planning Efforts Hugh Keegan, Esri
4:00 p.m.—4:20 p.m. Zero Net Energy: A Year From Summit to Action Trey Teall, Biodico
4:25 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Resilience Panel Garrett Eucalitto, National Governors Association, Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota, David Morely, American Planning Association and David Totman, Innovyze
5:00 p.m.—6:30 pm Networking Social

Thursday, January 25

7:30—8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast  

Geodesign Best Practices

8:30 a.m.—8:40 a.m. Welcome  
8:40 a.m.—9:00 a.m. GIS Tools for Decision-Makers Keith Cooke, Esri
9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. The Emerging Trends of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Design Eric Wittner, Esri
9:30 a.m.—9:50 a.m. Augmenting Geodesign Experience Christine Wacta, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
9:55 a.m.—10:15 a.m. SCAG’s Future Communities Initiative: Encouraging a Smart and Connected Region in Southern California Kimberly Clark, Southern California Association of Governments
10:15 a.m.—10:35 a.m. Networking Break  
10:40 a.m.—11:00 a.m. Using GeoPlanner for ArcGISfor Landscape Conservation Charlie Mix, University of Tennessee and Luke Iverson, Land Trust for Tennessee

Building a Community and Lifelong Learning

11:05 a.m.—11:25 a.m. Getting the Results You Want from GIS: Steps for Establishing a Collaborative Geodesign Environment Chris Cappelli, Esri
11:30 a.m.—11:50 a.m. Real-World Solutions with Geodesign John Wilson, University of Southern California
noon—1:30 p.m. Hosted Lunch Esri Cafe 
1:35 a.m.—1:55 p.m. Jack Q&A Jack Dangermond and Chris Cappelli, Esri
1:55 p.m.—2:00 pm Closing  
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Campus Tour Esri Staff