2017
GIS
for a
Sustainable

World
Conference
May 9-11 | Geneva, Switzerland
Applied Geography for a Better Future
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on you—the international community—to take on the global issues outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Hosted in Geneva, Switzerland at Campus Biotech, the GIS for a Sustainable World Conference is the place for you to start making strategic strides towards achieving your organization’s global goals. This year’s event features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peer community. You’ll learn from your colleagues and GIS subject matter experts, discovering how improved workflows, stronger spatial analysis, and deeper insight from intelligent maps and apps can be game-changers for the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
This year’s agenda features engaging breakout sessions, immersive technical workshops, inspiring Lightning Talks, and a powerful Plenary Session. Each has been built to help you plan your mission geographically, and leverage innovative GIS technology to achieve your SDGs—transforming the world by helping to end poverty, inequality, climate change, and more.
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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 annual event explores how Esri’s ArcGIS platform empowers the international community to share, analyze, and achieve the global goals through stronger collaboration, coordination, and insight. The 2017 conference is co-hosted by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) and Esri.
Agenda At a Glance
9.30 – 12.30

Plenary
12.30 – 14.00

Lunch (not hosted)
14.00 – 16.00

Lightning Talks
16.00 – 17.30

Welcome Social in EXPO
8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast in EXPO
9.00 – 10.00

Breakout Sessions
10.15 – 11.15

Breakout Sessions
11.30 – 12.30

Breakout Sessions
12.30 – 14.00

Lunch (not hosted)
14.00 – 15.00

Breakout Sessions

15.15 – 16.15


Breakout Sessions

16.30 – 17.45


Closing Session

17.45 – 19.00


Networking Social in EXPO

19.00 – 21.00


Off Site Dinner (not hosted)

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast in EXPO
9.00 – 10.00

Technical Workshops
10.15 – 11.15

Technical Workshops
11.30 – 12:30

Technical Q & A and Wrap Up