Geodesign Summit

January 23-25, 2018 | Redlands, CA

2018 Detailed Agenda

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Tuesday, January 23

8:00am - Noon Technical Workshops Hands-on Training
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (not hosted)  
1:00 - 5:00 pm Technical Workshops Hands-on Training
1:30 - 5:00 pm Educator Meeting Michael Gould, Esri
5:00 - 6:00 pm Evening Presentation Carl Steinitz
6:30 - 8:00 pm Educator Dinner (not hosted)  

Wednesday, January 24

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast  

GIS Vision and Its Impact on Businesses, Governments, and Nonprofits

9:00 - 9:10 am Welcome  
9:10 - 9:30 am Technology Developments and the Future of Geodesign Jack Dangermond, Esri
9:35 - 9:55 am Placemaking as Storytelling James Drinan, APA Executive Director
10:00 - 10:20 am Analyzing and Communicating the Challenge of Growth with 3D GIS Technology Scott T. Edmondson, San Francisco Planning Department
10:20 - 10:50 am Coffee Break  

Readying Your Organization for Geodesign

10:55 - 11:15 am Getting the Results You Want from GIS: Steps for Establishing a Collaborative Geodesign Environment  Chris Cappelli, Esri
11:20 - 11:40 am Geodesign Case Studies in Planning and Design David Early, Placeworks
11:45 - 12:05 pm Community Growth Planning through Geodesign Candi Millar, City of Billings, MT
12:05 - 1:35 pm Hosted Lunch  
1:40 - 2:00 pm Mapping, Metrics, and Outreach: Assessing Park Need in America's Most Populous County Clement Lau, County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation
2:00 - 2:25 pm The Geodesign Toolshed: Improving Spatial Acuity in the Design Process
Jake Petrosky, Land Design
2:25 - 2:45 pm How Geodesign Has Changed Your Profession Panel Discussion
2:45 - 3:15 pm Coffee Break  

Making the Shift to 3D

3:20 - 3:40 pm Making the Shift to 3D Brooks Patrick, Esri
3:45 - 4:05 pm 3D Comprehensive Planning in Boulder, CO Lesli Kunkle Ellis, City of Boulder, CO
4:05 - 4:25 pm Impacting the Future, How 3D GIS Informs Smart Planning Eric Brady, Bergmann & Associates
4:25 - 4:35 pm The Business Case for 3D: From Nice to Have, to Need to Have Panel Discussion
4:45 - 5:00 pm Day 1 Closing  
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Social  

Thursday, January 25

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

Supporting Your Organization into the Future

8:30 - 8:40 am Welcome  
8:40 - 9:00 am Smart Planning Tools: The Road Ahead Keith Cooke, Esri & Chris Buscaglia, Esri
9:05 - 9:25 am Green Infrastructure: A Different Approach to Conserving Richland County’s Natural Assets  Brenda Carter, Richland County, SC
9:30 - 9:50 am Green Infrastructure and a Framework for Sustainable Growth  Ryan Perkl, Esri & Joe Liao, Esri
9:55 - 10:15 am PDS Planning Harnesses the Power of GIS to Empower Community Collaboration Emi Randall (Director of Planning) & Trisha Brush (GIS Director), Kenton County, Planning & Development Services (PDS)
10:15 - 10:45 am Coffee Break  
10:50-11:10 am The Power of Conversation, Collaboration and Negotiation
Panel Discussion

Building a Community and Life-Long Learning

11:15 - 11:35 am Stop Learning - Then What?  David DiBiase, Esri
11:40 - Noon Create What’s Next – Embrace Your Future in Geodesign Kelleann Foster, Pennsylvania State University
12:00 - 1:30 pm Hosted Lunch  
1:35 - 1:55 pm Jack Q&A Jack Dangermond, Esri
1:55 - 2:00 pm Closing  
2:00 - 3:00 pm Campus Tour Led by Esri Staff