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, 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. You’ll learn how other GIS users are enjoying improved workflows and efficiencies, and learn how big data and real-time data analytics can unlock the full potential of your data. Go in-depth on new, innovative solutions like virtual and augmented reality apps, with an agenda full of immersive technical workshops, interactive discussion groups, and engaging breakout sessions.

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

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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 – 16.15

Interactive Discussion Groups
16.15 – 17.30

Welcome Social in EXPO
8.00 – 11.30

Breakfast in EXPO
9.00 – 10.00

Plenary Session
10.15 – 11.15

Interactive Discussion Groups
11.30 – 12.30

Interactive Discussion Groups
12.30 – 14.00

Lunch (not hosted)
13.30 – 14.00

Virtual Reality Presentation in EXPO

14.00 – 16.15


Plenary

16.15 – 16.45


Closing Session

16.45 – 17.45


Networking Social in EXPO

18.00 – 20.00


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