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Hear from speakers who are working to solve the most serious global crises of our time and have a clear vision for a more vibrant future.

Discover geodesign best practices

Gain a solid understanding of how to apply geodesign to everyday challenges and identify trends your organization's leaders need to know about.

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Learn about powerful planning tools, which are cost-effective and lightweight, that you or your staff can quickly apply to your next projects.

Jack Dangermond—Esri

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond's leadership, Esri continues to create cutting-edge GIS and geodesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.

Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development.

Helen Pickard—Mott MacDonald

Helen Pickard is the GIS leader for Mott MacDonald based in the UK. She has 15 years of experience in applying GIS technology and adding an environmental context to engineering projects worldwide, always conscious of balancing development needs with sustainable living.

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