2018

GIS for a

Sustainable World

April 17-19 | Geneva, Switzerland

Applied Geography for a Better Future

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls upon us all to take on the global issues outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Hosted at Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland, and co-organized by UNITAR-UNOSAT and Esri, the GIS for a Sustainable World Conference is the place to discover how intelligent maps and apps can accelerate your work to achieve the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

This year’s conference features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peers – and focuses on applying GIS to: people, planet, prosperity, and peace. There will be sessions with topics of interest to management, technical workshops, and a new track engaging the private sector in using GIS for sustainability. Join us for an inspiring Opening session followed by peer-to-peer exchanges, lightning sessions, and networking events—all created to empower your organization to achieve your goals. With an agenda full of immersive sessions and social networking with other professionals in the sustainable development community, and opportunities to explore technology by ‘doing’, this is an event unlike any other.

Start leveraging powerful GIS technology in new ways to build a better world—by helping to end poverty, inequality, climate change, improving health and more.

Meet. Map. Make a difference.

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About the GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

Formerly called the GIS for the United Nations and International Community Conference, this revamped event explores how Esri’s ArcGIS platform empowers the international community to achieve the global goals. The event is co-hosted by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT), and Esri.

Agenda at a Glance

9.00 – 11.00

Inspirational Opening
11.00 – 11.30

Break
11.30 – 12.30

Peer-to-Peer Sessions
12.30 – 13.30

Lunch
13.30 – 15.00

Applied GIS Lightning Session
15.00 – 15.15

Break
15.15 – 17.00

Exploration Teams
17.00 – 19.00

Welcome Social and Networking
9.00 – 10.00

Sessions
10.00 – 10.30

Break
10.30 – 12.30

Sessions
12.30 – 13.30

Lunch
13.30 – 15.00

Sessions
15.00 – 15.30

Break
15.30 – 17.00

Sessions
17.00 – 20.00

Workshops, Award Ceremony, and Reception
9.00 – 10.30

Technical Workshops
10.30 – 11.00

Break
11.00 – 12.30

Technical Workshops
12.30 – 13.30

Lunch