applied geography for a better future

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on you—the international community—to make strategic strides to transform the world. The GIS for a Sustainable World Conference is the place for you to convene, discover, and plan your mission geographically.

Hosted May 2 to 4 in Geneva, Switzerland at Campus Biotech, this year’s event will explore how GIS technology can help your organization tackle global issues outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. You’ll hear from your colleagues and GIS experts about which goals require geospatial indicators, and how the global community can make a difference using GIS technology. Discover how intelligent maps and spatial analysis are game changers for food security, global health, climate change, refugees and migration, and more.

UNOSAT GEO ESRI

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), the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and Esri.

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, May 2

  • 08.30 – 09.30

    Continental Breakfast

  • 9.30 – 12.30

    Precons/Technical Workshops

  • 12.30 – 13.30

    Lunch (not hosted)

  • 13.30 – 15.00

    Precons/Technical Workshops

  • 15.00 – 16.00

    Plenary Session Welcome Keynote

  • 16.00 – 19.00

    EXPO & Welcome Social

Tuesday, May 3

  • 08.30 – 09.30

    Continental Breakfast in EXPO

  • 9.30 – 12.30

    Plenary Session

  • 12.30 – 14.00

    Lunch (not hosted)

  • 14.00 – 15.30

    Lightning Talks

  • 15.30 – 16.00

    Break in EXPO

  • 16.00 – 17.15

    Lightning Talks

  • 17.15 – 19.00

    EXPO & Networking Social

  • 19.00 – 21.00

    Off Site Dinner (not hosted)

Wednesday, May 4

  • 08.00 – 09.00

    Continental Breakfast in EXPO

  • 09.00 – 12.30

    Breakout Sessions

  • 12.30 – 14.00

    Lunch (not hosted)

  • 14.00 – 16.15

    Breakout Sessions

  • 16.15 – 17.45

    Closing Session