2018

GIS for a

Sustainable World

April 17-19 | Geneva, Switzerland

Applied Geography for a Better Future

The 2018 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 – and focuses on applying GIS to support people, planet, prosperity, and peace. You will learn how WebGIS is improving workflows and efficiencies - from field data collection to monitoring and evaluation of projects. You will leave the event with new understanding how GIS can help you to derive new insights from your data. You can enjoy compelling sessions in any of the tracks: management, technical and private sector. With an agenda full of immersive technical workshops, peer-to-peer exchanges, lightning sessions, 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, 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 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

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast in Exhibition
9.00 – 10.30

Plenary
10.30 – 11.00

Exhibition
11.00 – 12.00

Sessions
12.00 – 14.00

Lunch (not hosted)
14.00 – 15.00

Lightning Session
15.00 – 15.30

Exhibition
15.30 – 16.30

Exploration Teams
16.30 – 17.30

Expo & Welcome Social
8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast in Exhibition
9.00 – 10.00

Plenary Session
10.00 – 10.30

Exhibition
10.30 – 11.30

Sessions
11.30 – 14.00

Lunch (not hosted)
14.00 – 15.00

Sessions
15.00 – 15.30

Exhibition
15.30 – 16.30

Sessions

16.30 – 18.00


Exhibition & Networking Social

18.00 – 20.00


Off Site Dinner (not hosted)

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast in Exhibition
9.00 – 10.00

Technical Workshops
10.00 – 10.30

Exhibition
10.30 – 11.30

Technical Workshops