What's on the programme?

The GIM International Summit 2016 will consist of thought-provoking and inspiring keynote sessions by speakers including Hans Rosling, Morten Jerven, Ed Parsons, Joyeeta Gupta, Daniel Steudler, Geert Bouckaert and more, from both within and beyond the world of geomatics. As conference chairman, Steven Ramage will challenge delegates to consider, discuss and explore the subjects touched upon during the three days. During the afternoon workshops, geomatics will be examined from the practical perspectives of Water, Food Security and Social Justice. Masterclasses on Friday will cover innovation, change management and the future of geomatics. Note: this is a preliminary programme, changes can be made during the upcoming months.

Tuesday – 9 February

  • 18.30 – 21.00: Registration

 

Wednesday – 10 February

  • 10.00 – 10.15: Opening by chair Steven Ramage
  • 10.15 – 11.00: Morten Jerven, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada – Author of ‘Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong’
  • 11.00 – 11.45: Vanessa Watson, Professor of City Planning, University of Cape Town, South Africa – African Centre for Cities
  • 11.45 – 12.15: Coffee break and technical session by Christoph Fürst, RIEGL, ‘Taking terrestrial laser scanning to the next level – evolution of the RIEGL VZ-brand’
  • 12.15 – 12.45: Joyeeta Gupta, Professor, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  • 12.45 – 13.15: Daniel Steudler, Scientific Associate, Swiss Federal Office of Topography – ‘Cadastral Dimensions – Beyond 2D’
  • 13:15 – 14:00: Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30: Workshops, session 1
    On: Infrastructure for Geo-ITUrban PlanningSocial Justice, Food Security & Agriculture
  • 15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break and technical session by Christoph Fürst, RIEGL, ‘Taking terrestrial laser scanning to the next level – evolution of the RIEGL VZ-brand’
  • 16:00 – 17:30: Workshops, session 2
    On: Infrastructure for Geo-IT, Urban Planning, Social JusticeFood Security & Agriculture
  • 17:30 – 18:00: Closing session (plenary)
    Including speakers’ panel
  • 18:00: Canal cruise
  • 20:00: Dinner

 

Thursday – 11 February

  • 10.00 – 10.15: Opening by chair, Steven Ramage
  • 10.15 – 11:00: Pier Vellinga, Professor of Climate Change, Wageningen University, The Netherlands – ‘Simplification and Visualisation of Data, Crucial for Adaptation to Climate Change’
  • 11:00 – 11.45: Hans Rosling, Professor of International health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden – Gapminder Foundation
  • 11.45 – 12.15: Coffee break
  • 12.15 – 12.45: Geert Bouckaert, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium – International Institute of Administrative Sciences
  • 12.45 – 13.15: Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google
  • 13.15 – 14.00: Lunch
  • 14.00 – 15.30: Workshop session 1
    On: Climate change, MigrationProperty Rights and Water & Energy
  • 15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break
  • 16.00 – 17.30: Workshop session 2
    On: Climate change, MigrationProperty Rights and Water & Energy
  • 17.30 – 18:00: Closing session (plenary)
  • Evening: Free time

Friday – 12 February

  • 10:00 – 10:15: Opening by chair Steven Ramage
  • 10:15 – 10:45: Coffee break
  • 10:45 – 11:30: Creation Lab: ‘Drawing up the GIM International Summit Declaration’
  • 11:30 – 12:00: Closing, including handover of the GIM International Summit Declaration

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